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Old 01-14-2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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livecd...scrambled after it loads


hey guys, i've tried out a wolvix & dreamlinux livecd and the screen scrambles after the load bar finishes. i checked the md5 and it matches. and other livecds(ubuntu,elive,sam linux) work.

my video card is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200...if that helps any.

any help is appreciated.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 04:41 AM   #2
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try cheatcodes at boot


wolvix xmodule=ati

but I can not see it here http://wiki.wolvix.org/CheatCodes but knoppix has it here
http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Cheat_Codes

could not find any for dream but try dreamlinux xmodule=ati

what have you got to lose?
 
Old 01-18-2008, 10:19 AM   #3
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Definitely read those cheat codes.

It's also possible that you're asking for a resolution your card doesn't support. If your problem is a "bad" video mode in X, then "Ctrl-Alt-NumPadPlus" or "Ctrl-Alt-NumPadMinus" might unscramble your screen. However, if that works, it's likely that you'll wind up w/ a screen that is a viewport into a larger window, one where taking the mouse to its edge pans your screen over the entire X window. (I hate this way of doing things.)

If this is the problem, then the chart of "vga=" codes close to the bottom of the cheat codes wiki page may have your answer.
 
  


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