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puppy hangs displaying "probing video hardware"
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pgs843

Joined: 26 Feb 2008
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Tue 26 Feb 2008, 18:42    Post subject:  puppy hangs displaying "probing video hardware"
Subject description: puppy version 2.17 doesnt start up
 

Hey guys, obviously im new to the forums, but ive been using puppy for awhile now. I have used puppy 3.1 and 2.17
when running puppy 2.17 on a laptop it hangs after displaying "probing video hardware". I mean, i can hit the arrow keys and the cursor moves, but it doesnt make any progress in booting. the laptop has 192 megs of ram, and i have tried both Xorg and Xvesa many ways. I could try other linux distros, but i really dont want to because i really like puppy and it actually works compared to other linux distros. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to fix this problem. Thanks so much Smile
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rerwin


Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 1463
Location: Maine, USA

PostPosted: Sun 30 Mar 2008, 18:49    Post subject: xorg probing hang
Subject description: Partially fixed in 2.14R. 3.02, and 4.00 alpha4+ and "entirely" in new 4.00beta.
 

pgs843,
I have addressed this problem with some older Toshiba laptops. But the fix is in only the above Puppy versions. The 4.00beta version should handle the most laptops.

To be sure yours is supported, please tell me what laptop you have and possibly what the ddcprobe command reports for the "oem:" line in its output. To get there, boot with "puppy pfix=nox" until it stops with a # prompt, then type "ddcprobe" (without the quotes.
Richard
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Dave Brown

Joined: 11 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr 2008, 19:23    Post subject: Startup of Puppy 3.01 on Toshiba Portege 7200 also hangs  

My Portege 7200 also hangs on start up. "ddcprobe" oem = Trident CYBER 9540
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Dave Brown

Joined: 11 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr 2008, 21:43    Post subject: workaround for 3.98  

downloaded and tried 4.00 beta (3.9Cool.
then, at hang, I followed the on-screen instructions:
ctrl-c
xorg
chose 1024x768
and agreed to default for next question
xwin
and...
I'm in.
woo hoo!
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