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1  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: How to get more than 16 colors in X? on: September 03, 2013, 07:56:11 PM
I see lots of forum posts where users with this same laptop have gotten XF86_SVGA working with the Compaq LTE's.  I didn't find any with DSL specifically but I would think it wouldn't matter.

Fluxbox works well, but the colors are still botched.  I'm not sure how to set "no" wallpaper, any ideas?
2  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: How to get more than 16 colors in X? on: August 28, 2013, 03:29:16 PM
It looks like that is the normal weight for 8bpp.  I found some cool stuff to try here, http://www.savs.hcc.edu.tw/~chuavv/xconfig/xconfig.htm, but nothing that changed anything.
3  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: How to get more than 16 colors in X? on: August 27, 2013, 01:41:44 PM
Using "startx -- -depth 8" does the same thing as starting up normally.  The background shows up and looks great and then fades into botchedness.

I thought under Section "Screen" where I have Driver, Device, Monitor and "Depth 8" is what is supposed to set that.  As a test I tried commenting out the "Depth 8" and starting up with:
startx -- -depth 4
startx -- -depth 8
startx -- -depth 16
Same results as above in all cases....so apparently I don't know how to set the depth if it doesn't take from the XF86Config or the command line.

Update, when I start x with XF86_SVGA one of the printed out lines is:
(**) SVGA: Using 8 bpp, Depth 8, Color weight: 666

I wonder what that color weight is.
4  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: How to get more than 16 colors in X? on: August 19, 2013, 02:39:42 PM
I couldn't get xfbdev to work at all.

This is from the DSL wiki:
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For older hardware (e.g. WD90C24 chipsets) the xf86_svga server from XFree V3 can be used with a suitable xf86config file. See the post XF86_SVGA[5] in the forums for more details on this option. A valid xf86config file for your system will be required. Try Google to find one. Note that the XFree configuration utility in the repository is for XFree V4.

The Compaq LTE Elites have that chipset, so I'm using that XF86_SVGA and a XF86Config file.
5  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: Don't start x at startup? on: August 19, 2013, 02:11:58 PM
Actually....I'm not sure how to safely create additional boot options with cheat codes or how to enter additional options at startup with Lilo.

When booting up and I'm at the Lilo menu I'm not sure if I can enter extra options.

In my lilo.conf, at the top of the file is vga=791.  I'm fearful to change that cause what if it doesn't boot anymore.
6  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: Don't start x at startup? on: August 19, 2013, 12:22:15 PM
I chose lilo during the hdd-install.  I can edit the lilo.conf and add in those additional options.  I do want to run X, just not immediately.  Some of those cheat-codes look interesting.
7  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Don't start x at startup? on: August 18, 2013, 03:38:20 AM
When I mess up my XF86Config it is a nightmare to have X start up when I log in.  It would be great to disable that or bypass it to get right to the prompt. 
8  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: Disable overlay application in X on: August 18, 2013, 03:23:42 AM
Duh!  I had already commented out the dillo line in there.  Worked great thanks!
9  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: How to save iwconfig (network) settings? on: August 17, 2013, 06:47:42 PM
Thanks for that info. The commit command definitely isn't needed, I stopped using it after it failed.

On a positive note, I also popped in a Cisco Aironet 340 card and it works out of the box too.
10  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Disable overlay application in X on: August 16, 2013, 05:45:32 PM
What is the overlay application in X that starts up automatically and how can I disable that bad boy?
11  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: How to get more than 16 colors in X? on: August 16, 2013, 03:04:04 PM
Also, how do I set it to not start x when I log in?
12  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: How to save iwconfig (network) settings? on: August 16, 2013, 01:09:29 PM
When I ran iwconfig --help 'commit' was one of the options.  I wonder what it does.
13  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: How to get more than 16 colors in X? on: August 16, 2013, 04:03:45 AM
I got X working but something is funky with the colors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDyM30gsENI&feature=em-upload_owner.
14  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / How to get more than 16 colors in X? on: August 15, 2013, 11:08:26 PM
I have DSL 4.11rc2 installed on a Compaq LTE Elite 4/75mhz.  Win98 runs with 256 colors @ 640x480.

I run xsetup.sh and I select Xvesa, 640x480, 8bit.  However when starting up with startx it tells me that it's using default or previous settings and it looks like I'm getting 16 colors....pretty terrible.  I look in the .xserverrc file and it looks ok.

Also, most things that I run from inside X, like to shut down, pop up the box and then it immediately closes out.  Is this because of the colors also?
15  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / How to save iwconfig (network) settings? on: August 15, 2013, 11:04:25 PM
I have DSL 4.11rc2 installed to a Compaq LTE Elite 4/75 mhz laptop and I have an Orinoco prism wifi card.

I can execute the following commands from the prompt and have working wifi:
> iwconfig
- Shows my wifi card as eth0
> iwconfig eth0 essid NETGEAR-2.4-G
> iwconfig eth0 key myhexkeyhere
> iwconfig eth0 commit
- SET Failed on device eth0 ; Operation not supported.
> pump -i eth0

What is the proper way to save the network settings so it connects on startup?
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