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Boot up to VESA unaccelerated graphics and ACPI OFF mode.
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Smithy


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2019, 06:24    Post subject:  Boot up to VESA unaccelerated graphics and ACPI OFF mode.  

Hello,
How do I get Puppy to boot up with genuine unaccelerated VESA graphics mode?
Board is an Intel G31. GMA graphics.
I am trying it on JRB’s Precise Light.
Tried a few different lines in the config, but glxgears still runs and hardinfo says Direct Rendering ON.
And also ACPI OFF would be a handy command to enter in the config too.

default puppy
display boot.msg
prompt 1
timeout 50

F1 boot.msg
F2 help.msg
F3 help2.msg

label puppy
kernel vmlinuz
append initrd=initrd.gz pmedia=usbflash Option "NoAccel" "True"
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bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
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Location: S.C. USA

PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2019, 08:00    Post subject:  

Not sure what boot loader file your info is from.
Usually initrd is commanded by a separate line before the append line.
Code:
initrd initrd.gz

Nothing in the append line about initrd

Try this.
Change the complete boot entry to this.
Code:
label puppy
linux vmlinuz
initrd initrd.gz
append nomodeset pmedia=usbflash  acpi=off


But, why do you want to be booting this way?
Turning acpi off may make the computer not boot.

Why do you want to run in Vesa mode?
Is there something wrong with how graphics is working?

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Smithy


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2019, 11:07    Post subject:  

Hi, that didn't seem to do the direct rendering disable.

Yes crackling audio on pci bus when windows are opened etc.

I'm not sure one can get vesa now on new puppies without getting in there and removing
mesa, dri? And presumably that etc xorg.conf stuff. No safe mode in puppy?
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jafadmin

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2019, 14:14    Post subject:  

Try booting with 'pfix=nox' option, then running 'xorgwizard' from the command line.

Select 'change driver' or whatever equivalent that menu offers, then select the standard vesa driver.

After that tool exits, run 'xwin' to boot into the window manager.

Let us know if this works
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Smithy


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Oct 2019, 04:33    Post subject: SOLVED  

Ah, one has to create a save file to perform operations like run in Vesa.
Once I did that, it booted into non dri mode.
Hey, no save to CD/DVD anymore?
Don't know why that option was removed.
Thanks for the help. And these microsoft orientated motherboards really hate it when puppy forces acpi off mode.
Took the date back to 2008 and the fan like some industrial kitchen extractor...
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