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isidro

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010, 12:22    Post_subject:  Video with only 640x480
Sub_title: My video card only renders at 640x480
 

I've just convinced a friend of mine that he might use back an old HP Omnibook 6000 if he quit using windows 2000 (sooo slow) and started to use puppy. I've shown it and of course he loved it!

Now with the live distro it works fine and proves the point: lightning fast! But, and there is a big but, It only works in vesa and 640x480 resolution.

I've seen on the net some people talking about some sort of a bios update. I've got from HPs website some files to flash the bios but it requires some disketes and I don't have a drive. Then tried to create a CD with the files in it but it doens't work. Doodles something in the screen and stops in the prompt. I've been poking around but with no success. Can anyone give some other clues to solve this and clear my name with my friend? Wink
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010, 13:19    Post_subject:  

You can try menu>setup>xvesa video wizard, and try changing
resolution.

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isidro

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan 2010, 10:25    Post_subject:  

rjbrewer wrote:
You can try menu>setup>xvesa video wizard, and try changing
resolution.


The only resolution available is 640x480! In the boot when we can choose screen sizes I've tried everything.

I just installed puppy-3.01retro-k2.6.18.1-seamonkey for the sake of th experience and it works, but the new 4.3.1 interface is a lot better, so I'm still trying to figure this out.
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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan 2010, 10:35    Post_subject:  

isidro wrote:
rjbrewer wrote:
You can try menu>setup>xvesa video wizard, and try changing
resolution.


The only resolution available is 640x480! In the boot when we can choose screen sizes I've tried everything.

I just installed puppy-3.01retro-k2.6.18.1-seamonkey for the sake of th experience and it works, but the new 4.3.1 interface is a lot better, so I'm still trying to figure this out.

Ok try 2.14x it has a newer backend than 4.31, newer rox, better graphics, built of older hardware and newer. It 3.0.1 would load then 2.14X should, http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553
maybe let him try it, if he likes it the next release in a day or 2 will have a lot of updates, and I'm also tossing in thunar so you can pick rox or thunar as the file manager. right now it has Firefox 3.5 and flash 10. tell us how it went if you tried it Smile
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan 2010, 11:04    Post_subject: hp omnibook 6000  

examine the bios and change the Aperture size for graphics.

Here is the bios update link.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?lc=en&cc=us&softwareitem=ob814en
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