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`f00


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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 12:23    Post subject:
Subject description: arbitrary initial q013 test + update100403
 

boot options "puppy pfix=ram acpi=force"
1024x768 24bit (mostly)

1) horseshoe mode
-a,b) user-select "test": Xorg selects 'wrong' bus, card and monitor (old-style PCI, ati 9200SE and 17" CRT .. turned on after extended stay on test-blackscreened main display), Xorg stalls at prompt "VT9200SE128P H1B" .. Ctrl+Alt+Bs (no response) -> hardoff
-c) user-select "vesa": readable test, usable X on normal AGP setup..
Code:
VIDEO REPORT: Quirky, version 013

Chip description:
oem: ATI RADEON 9200

Driver used by Xorg:
vesa

Video mode used by Xorg:
Resolution: 1024x768  Depth: 24


minor user-edit of /etc/X11/xorg.conf while in X - fill in proper monitor vendor and model values, narrow HorizSync value-range and narrow/shift VertRefresh value-range, change driver values "vesa" to 'ati' (cards' vendor, model and bus values are now proper/sameas known-good - no Unknown or switched bus as was the case previously)

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.ATI_RADEON_9200CM1997PF file extant (but odd compared to known-good previous xorg.* files - "vesa" rather than 'ati' as driver values etc, it seems to work oki but)

after user-edit, re-X..
play ring-around-the-xorg-bush, redo edit in mp ..

xorg rejects attempts to use 'known-good' edit(s), insists that the horseshoe is in the same sand that the pin is in, declares itself the winner and "All U edits R belong 2 US".

do the hokey-pokey.. edit again in another pup..
attempt time travel, meet Bill Murray and discuss strategy.
2) on getting the %#&@ xorgwizard runaround for the umpteenth time trying to boot or reboot with edited xorgs.. hit the case-button, take a breather, write it up and go for a walk

confirm jwm "okay" (not real nice since tiny line-halos still border the alpha'd icons even) at 16bit

..and yep, Xorg's vesa 'driver' option is not Xvesa (afaict woowoowoowooo Cool )

hwr@A - (setup above)
testing on: i686 machine
processor - Pentium 3 @1GHz
RAM - 512M
vidcard0 - RV280 (aka ATI Radeon 9200), AGP
vidcard1 - not used, but also RV280 (switched off in BIOS - aka Radeon 9200SE), PCI (old-style)
soundcard - emu10k1 (aka Creative Audigy 2 ZS or SB0350)
boot/save method - liveCDrw/quirkysave-crap.2fs, quirkysave-crap2.2fs on 3fs part on thumb
limitations - no printer, no internet connection
____________
hwr@B - (setup following)
tested on: Compaq 5225
Processor - AMD-K6 3D @380MHz
RAM - 256M
onboard vidcard - ATI 3D Rage LT Pro
onboard sound - (ALSA config issues with es18xx)
boot/save method - liveCDrw/no save
limitations - no printer, no internet connection

1024x768 16bit - readable test, usable X on 'normal' onboard setup
(wanted widescreen ratio for this machine's usual 32" LCD tv display with VGA in, but 1330x768 selection failed on mach64 Neutral meh, it don' work on win98 neither .. not real sure if the Rage can do much more Laughing )

Code:
# report-video
cat: /etc/videomode: No such file or directory
VIDEO REPORT

Chip description:


Driver used by Xorg:
mach64

Video mode used by Xorg:


...the above also recorded in /tmp/report-video


___addenda-edit-100403___
Values changed to reflect new output of report-video version 100401 on hwr@A.

Interestingly enough, a few copyover 'installs' from other pups work as expected in q013 but not in q010 (notably Mrxvt 0.5.2 - likely due to the kernel?).

A bit of strangeness in q013's report - ATI RADEON 9200 vidcard(s) are not "oem" as I understand the term, original equipment was/is an onboard Intel 82815 if I recall correctly but I may be mistaken as to the exact id (no monitor has been cabled to that jack for years).

In some ways good to hear that q013 is a 'one-off' merely for retro-rollback testing - it is indeed an art appreciated of the effort Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 13:19    Post subject:  

Xorg Vesa driver actually is Xvesa; it's just called Xorg, AFAICT.
edit: incorrect info., see further posts.

This is one of two Puppies I've found that displays color correctly
with Xorg when playing dvd or video files.

This one does it right for both Xorg and Vesa!

Using a full install.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 15:04    Post subject:  

First reboot on a fresh frugal install of Quirky 013.........display working fine ootb.


cat: /etc/videomode: No such file or directory
VIDEO REPORT

Chip description:
Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 (GMCH) Graphics Memory Controller Hub
Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 (CGC) Chipset Graphics Controller

Driver used by Xorg:
intel

Video mode used by Xorg:


...the above also recorded in /tmp/report-video
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 15:28    Post subject: Samsung x05  

Hi,
This is the first quirky(013) that has booted up on this Samsung x05 laptop.
It failed initially at the probe stage, black screen, killed it with the power switch and rebooted.
Graphics came up using vesa, but I had to select the resolution.
Graphics are onboard Intel 82852/855GM chipset, so it is odd that rjbrewer has posted that his kit worked fine with xorg, when he had the same black screen with Quirky 010.
BTW this was the easiest Puppy yet to get on line with, using a Huawei E169 USB dongle.
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 17:04    Post subject:  

Upon further testing.......using my preferred resolution of 1024x768x16 works fine. Changing to 1024x768x24 results in the black background for the menus.
Otherwise, either resolution appears to be good. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 17:06    Post subject:  

rjbrewer wrote:
Xorg Vesa driver actually is Xvesa; it's just called Xorg, AFAICT.

This is one of two Puppies I've found that displays color correctly
with Xorg when playing dvd or video files.

This one does it right for both Xorg and Xvesa!

Using a full install.
A pity I didn't bookmark the discussion, but I remember the remark that the xorg vesa driver isn't the same as the Xvesa driver. Or maybe in quirky this is the case now?
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 17:49    Post subject:  

Béèm wrote:
rjbrewer wrote:
Xorg Vesa driver actually is Xvesa; it's just called Xorg, AFAICT.

This is one of two Puppies I've found that displays color correctly
with Xorg when playing dvd or video files.

This one does it right for both Xorg and Xvesa!

Using a full install.
A pity I didn't bookmark the discussion, but I remember the remark that the xorg vesa driver isn't the same as the Xvesa driver. Or maybe in quirky this is the case now?


You're probably right; I don't remember exactly what it was.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 18:15    Post subject:  

rjbrewer wrote:
Béèm wrote:
rjbrewer wrote:
Xorg Vesa driver actually is Xvesa; it's just called Xorg, AFAICT.

This is one of two Puppies I've found that displays color correctly
with Xorg when playing dvd or video files.

This one does it right for both Xorg and Xvesa!

Using a full install.
A pity I didn't bookmark the discussion, but I remember the remark that the xorg vesa driver isn't the same as the Xvesa driver. Or maybe in quirky this is the case now?


You're probably right; I don't remember exactly what it was.
I am pretty confused as well.
I am normally in Xorg and I know how to verify.
Now being in Xvesa, I don't know where the config file(s) is/are.
Specially now I found a Xorg.conf is generated anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 18:44    Post subject:  

Vesa was the only driver that worked for and still had the black background, the previous Xorg actually worked better but still had the black background on the menu icons.
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 19:05    Post subject:  

Béèm wrote:

I am normally in Xorg and I know how to verify.
Now being in Xvesa, I don't know where the config file(s) is/are.
Specially now I found a Xorg.conf is generated anyway.


In /var/log/xorg o log, it shows I'm using Bios Vesa.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 21:44    Post subject:  

rjbrewer wrote:
Xorg Vesa driver actually is Xvesa; it's just called Xorg, AFAICT.

This is one of two Puppies I've found that displays color correctly
with Xorg when playing dvd or video files.

This one does it right for both Xorg and Xvesa!

Using a full install.


No, Vesa is not Xvesa. Xvesa is one of the Kdrive X servers, totally different from Vesa. However, they both do the same thing, pretty much, just generic X driver without any hardware-specific acceleration.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 21:52    Post subject: Re: Samsung x05  

alec78 wrote:
Hi,
This is the first quirky(013) that has booted up on this Samsung x05 laptop.
It failed initially at the probe stage, black screen, killed it with the power switch and rebooted.
Graphics came up using vesa, but I had to select the resolution.
Graphics are onboard Intel 82852/855GM chipset, so it is odd that rjbrewer has posted that his kit worked fine with xorg, when he had the same black screen with Quirky 010.
BTW this was the easiest Puppy yet to get on line with, using a Huawei E169 USB dongle.


There is an alternative 'i810' driver (the default is the 'intel' driver), but the Xorg Wizard does not give you the option of trying it until after you have tested the 'intel' driver -- and in your case you can't get that far.

I think that I need to add a button in the first window to enable alternate choices, before testing.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 21:56    Post subject:  

Coolpup may have a fix for the back backgrounds in the icons:

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=01460

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 22:03    Post subject:  

I just installed the first pet......pixman 0.17.14 q.pet......and the black background problem has gone away. Tested in both 1024x768x16 and 1024x768x24.
Good job coolpup...... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Mar 2010, 22:04    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:
rjbrewer wrote:
Xorg Vesa driver actually is Xvesa; it's just called Xorg, AFAICT.

This is one of two Puppies I've found that displays color correctly
with Xorg when playing dvd or video files.

This one does it right for both Xorg and Xvesa!

Using a full install.


No, Vesa is not Xvesa. Xvesa is one of the Kdrive X servers, totally different from Vesa. However, they both do the same thing, pretty much, just generic X driver without any hardware-specific acceleration.


Thanks for clearing that up Barry.

I managed to lock up Xorg or Vesa? messing with it too much; I did a
hard shutdown. It did a file system check and reboot and fixed
the boot up on my full install. This should make full install users
very happy.

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