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Old 03-15-2008, 01:16 AM   #1
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DSL and Intel 82810E graphics controller undefined mode number

Hi, I'm trying to install Damn Small Linux on my computer. This is what I know about my computer:

Compaq Deskpro (i686)
Pentium III 600Mhz
128mb ram
20gb HD
3gb HD
Intel 82810E graphics controller
TSST cd r/rw
Lucent Winmodem (I have the linux drivers I need, just don't know how to make them work)

Right now I'm running winxp sp2 which I'm getting rid of tomorrow. I ran DSL as a live cd and it had a problem with the graphics controller. I passed an undefined mode number so it says, it then gives me a list to pick from or I can try scan. So I typed scan and it came up with two more options named a or b. I picked b, I think it was talking about rows and colums, and how many I wanted. Well I want 1280 x 1024, but it seems to want me to only have 800 x 600. I have a 19in Samsung LCD monitor, and DSL looks crappy on it (using fluxbox). So what do I need to do to fix that when I do a HD intall? Also I have a lucent winmodem which I have all my linux drivers for (found my chipset and all) but how do I make them work? Right now I don't have an isp that supports linux, but I am getting one that does, BasicISP. So well what do I need to do to get a connection and a nice looking gui desktop?
Old 04-02-2008, 05:49 AM   #2
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you have asked 2 unrelated questions.

see if this helps for linmodems....we are not allowed to call them winmodems pls

2) intel 82810e is probably going to use the module

using root powers can you
lsmod | grep "i810"

if you can find not it try

modprobe i810

3) but because you are using a live cd....they may not have install a crappy one and then recompile your kernel to use an intel kind driver if you have the skill

Last edited by aus9; 04-02-2008 at 05:51 AM.
Old 05-02-2008, 01:49 AM   #3
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I read about DSL from their web:

and they have a configuration utility that you can run to change your monitor settings. You open up a terminal window and you "". Then you can change the resolution. I read about it because I have a USB mouse and some people said that they had problems with it, such as the scrolling not working on it, and the configuration utility was a fix for it. You can tell it that you have a USB mouse and it will fix it.

Have you tried this ""? Does it work? I think that I would like to try to see if this DSL will work on my Pentium PC.


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