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karbono

Joined: 01 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Dec 2012, 07:58    Post_subject:  X doesn't work.
Sub_title: CTRL+ALT+F4 briefly displays desktop
 

I'm booting PL from a USB thumb drive created with unetbootin (I don't have a cd recorder right now). Everything seems normal until it tries to load X. I see some scrambled graphics and then it's a black screen.

I tried CTRL + ALT + F1 and xorgwizard to load a vesa driver, but still no luck. I tried LCD 1024x768 16bit and 24 bit.

I'm doing this on a HP Omnibook Xe3 (Celeron) and 256 MB of RAM.

If I press CTRL + ALT + F4 I see the desktop for a brief moment...


Any help appreciated.
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karbono

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Dec 2012, 08:04    Post_subject:  

Graphics display info:

14.1 XGA (1024x768) TFT LCD display
Supports simultaneous LCD/CRT, LCD/CRT/TV operation
Integrated VGA
8- to 32-MB video memory (depending on model, shared with system memory)
Supports NTSC and PAL TV
Dual display for LCD and external monitor or TV



I'm using the latest Retro Precise version.
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FeodorF


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Location: Heidelberg, Germany

PostPosted: Sat 01 Dec 2012, 14:47    Post_subject: Re: X doesn't work.
Sub_title: CTRL+ALT+F4 briefly displays desktop
 

karbono wrote:
I'm booting PL from a USB thumb drive created with unetbootin (I don't have a cd recorder right now). Everything seems normal until it tries to load X. I see some scrambled graphics and then it's a black screen.

I tried CTRL + ALT + F1 and xorgwizard to load a vesa driver, but still no luck. I tried LCD 1024x768 16bit and 24 bit.

I'm doing this on a HP Omnibook Xe3 (Celeron) and 256 MB of RAM.

If I press CTRL + ALT + F4 I see the desktop for a brief moment...


Any help appreciated.


Hi,

have you tried the xorgwizard 'vesa' '800x600x16 LCD' mode (eq. SVGA 800x600 mode) jet?
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karbono

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec 2012, 12:20    Post_subject:  

I used the usb thumb drive to boot a Sony Vaio. I created a save file from that laptop. When I used the same thumb drive to try and boot the HP laptop again, it just worked. Shocked

I noticed it loaded the save file I made with the Vaio, but was curious as to what was going to happen... I guess it worked itself out somehow.


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bigpup


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec 2012, 18:17    Post_subject:  

If you use the thumb drive on different computers it is a good idea to make a separate save file for each one.
The save file will have specific settings info for a specific computer it was made on.
On boot you will get option to choose which save file to use.

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karbono

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Dec 2012, 17:11    Post_subject:  

bigpup wrote:
If you use the thumb drive on different computers it is a good idea to make a separate save file for each one.
The save file will have specific settings info for a specific computer it was made on.
On boot you will get option to choose which save file to use.


Yes, I understand that, but at that point I was just testing and didn't care. I'm glad I tried it, or I would probably still be having the issue.
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