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Old 12-09-2018, 10:55 AM   #1
leeeoooooo
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LILO settings? No VESA controllers found for ASUS Eeepc 1025C


I ran Slackware current on an ASUS EeePC 2G Surf for years and loved it!
Keyboard and trackpad on that box are wearing out now so I got a good deal on a better one, an EeePC 1025C with a Gig of RAM and a 320 G SDD 'hard drive.'
Very excited to not have the space restrictions I had on that old 2G Surf.

I'm installing Slackware 14 on this new machine but the installer reports no VESA controllers found.
While I can get the new box to boot, the screen blanks about halfway through the bootup process, about the time it usually switches video modes.

I have LILO requesting Normal VGA console with "vga = normal" but it still blanks during bootup. I can't use it like this.

Any ideas?
 
Old 12-09-2018, 12:23 PM   #2
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I reinstalled and set video mode to "vga=ask". This gives me some modes that work and some that don't.

This is enough to get me in the door anyway.
 
Old 12-09-2018, 07:54 PM   #3
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I tried running Slackpkg to update me to current, where I really prefer to be and it tripped up during upgrade-all because the supporting libs were too old. Just trying to upgrade too far, I guess.
I had used Slackware 14 because that's what I had handy, so I downloaded Slackware 14.2 and everything is working MUCH better now!
I even got startx to bring up KDE which is something I could never do on my old 2G Surf!

Please disregard. I now have a whole new Slackware that is handling this new EeePC just fine. Thanks anyway...
 
Old 12-10-2018, 02:22 PM   #4
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As you found, it is not recommended to skip releases when upgrading. If you are interested in running -current, rather than installing 14.2 and then upgrading, you can use Eric's Slackware -current ISOs.
 
Old 12-10-2018, 04:46 PM   #5
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"-current ISOs"?? Goodness!!

Naw, I like having the stable 14.2 to start from if only for historical perspective and to use as a rescue disc. I live for Slackpkg updates!
 
  


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