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Author Topic: Display problems using DSL with Panasonic CF-27 Laptop  (Read 11393 times)
« on: July 16, 2015, 04:54:14 PM »

Hi all,

I'm having problems trying to use DSL on an old 1998 Panasonic CF-27 laptop. The main issue is with the display, which when loaded up, seems to load glitched. I am not sure why, but I have tried booting into different settings to no avail.

For reference, the specifications of the laptop are as follows:

- 96 (approx.) MB RAM
- 4 GB HDD

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 10:35:46 PM »

What different settings have you tried so far?

It looks like a graphics driver problem, so you might be able to get a better display with the graphics in framebuffer mode. This can be done with the command "fb800x600" at the CD boot screen. Details are on the wiki (http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/cheat_codes.html#Other_boot_labels).

The "dsl vga=xxx" commands (http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/vga_xxx.html) might help if that doesn't, or Xsetup with "dsl xsetup" if that isn't what you've already been doing.
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