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1  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Display issue when installing DSL on: December 26, 2016, 05:49:46 PM
Thanks again for the help. Smiley This old machine is now up and running  Grin
2  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Display issue when installing DSL on: December 24, 2016, 03:25:15 AM
ran into another small issue Sad most likely the fix is just as simple as the last but I'm just not sure of what to do.

So now I have DSL installed on the hard drive and need to boot without the CD to complete the installation. When the computer starts and I get to GRUB it gives me 4 options

DSL
DSL fb800x600
DSL fb1024x768
DSL fb1280x1024

When I choose DSL fb1024x768 and it goes through it's startup it starts in xvesa which goes right back to where I started with the same problem. The screen moves too quickly for me to type in any commands to change it though I caught a glimpse of it giving me an instruction on what to do if I wanted to change the display.

So I rebooted and went back into grub and to edit for DSL fb1024x768 and it is: 'kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda2 quiet vga=788 noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal'

Would I be able to correct the problem here? And if so what would be the correct way to type out the command?

Thanks again for the help. Smiley
3  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Display issue when installing DSL on: December 23, 2016, 10:39:52 PM
Using "dsl xmodule=fbdev fb1024x768 lowram" worked perfectly! Thank you I really appreciate your help. Smiley
4  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Display issue when installing DSL on: December 23, 2016, 01:26:59 AM
I've been trying to get an old Gateway 2000 Destination PC back up and running recently. It has a 200MHz Pentium Processor with 32 MB RAM.

I burned a disc of DSL 4.0 and booted the computer from that, I found that before anything started up I had to go into the DSL boot options and choose 'lowram' otherwise after it was done loading everything up and got to the section for the Xvesa settings I would just get a blank screen. So when I finally got to the settings, no matter what I chose I would get the same result of a corrupted screen image. Just a black screen with a small green corrupted image at the very top. I decided to test it out on another installation disc I had for Wary 5.5. This had the option of using xorg instead of xvesa, when I chose xorg it probed the video hardware in the computer to see what settings would work best. It came back with a rang of options but recommended 1024x768x16 as what would work best for the video card and monitor. I tested this out and while it could barely load because Wary is too much for the system to handle everything seemed to be just fine with the display. So I go back to DSL and follow the same steps I had before and put in those settings of 1024x768x16 and same result. I was wondering if anyone had some knowledge on what I could do to fix this problem? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!  Smiley (Attached is an image of the screen issue)
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