Damn Small Linux (DSL) Forums

Damn Small Linux => Other Help Topics => Topic started by: K_cirtap on July 12, 2013, 01:35:49 PM



Title: CD boot - Screen unreadable
Post by: K_cirtap on July 12, 2013, 01:35:49 PM
I hope someone can help me out. I am new to Linux and have an old laptop that I want to experiment on. I booted from the CD and get a weird light green and white, very blurry screen. I can make out some icons, but I cannot see enough text to do any navigating or to find any kind of screen options. Does anyone have an idea why this is happening and how I can fix it? Thanks.


Title: Re: CD boot - Screen unreadable
Post by: CNK on July 12, 2013, 11:47:57 PM
Have you run Xsetup? To do so, enter the text "xsetup" as a startup command at the initial screen when you boot from the CD. e.g. "dsl xsetup".

Mess around with the options in that (naturally preferring lower quality options to begin with) until it works. The framebuffer (Xfbdev) should work in your case, but might not be the most efficient option. (http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/tinyx.html#Usage_in_DSL)


Title: Re: CD boot - Screen unreadable
Post by: K_cirtap on July 13, 2013, 05:19:45 AM
Thanks. I'll give that a try.


Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines