Joined: April 2004
||Posted: April 29 2004,20:03
Well, I've been hoping to resurrect this old beast that I've had laying around for my girlfriend's daughter, but so far I've had no luck getting the Xserver to start.
Straight from the User's Guide:
Fujitsu Monte Carlo Notebook Model # FP07002A
Intel Pentium 54CSLM 120 MHz w/L1 cache & PCI Bus Architecture
16MB RAM onboard +16MB DIMM, total 32MB RAM
2MB Video RAM
TFT active-matrix display
800x600 pixels resolution
X failed to start from the CD, throwing the 'Can't locate module fb0' error that's been mentioned several times in the forums, but I figured I'd try installing it to the HD anyway and go from there.
HD install went fine and the machine boots with no problems as far as I can tell. I login as user 'damnsmall' (I've also tried as root), I get the 'Welcome To DSL Damn Small Linux' ASCII graphic and warranty disclaimer, then the following:
|Using X resolution from previously selected settings.|
If you want to change the resolution, run 'xsetup.sh' as super user.
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
I've tried Crotalus' lilo.conf edit, using 'vga=771' (for 800x600 @ 256K colors per the listed specifications) as well as all lower and even one higher resoultion, all to no effect. (Yes I run lilo before rebooting.)
The only difference I note is that if vga is set to anything other than '=normal', then the following comes up at the beginning of the boot:
|LILO 184.108.40.206 Loading Linux..............|
BIOS data check successful
You passed an undefined mode number.
Press <RETURN> to see video modes available, <SPACE> to continue or wait 30 secs
Trying the different modes available thru <RETURN> has no effect on X starting, only on the console resolution; whether I change it or hit <SPACE> and continue, the boot proceeds as normal to the login prompt. Logging in again produces the Welcome and then the same error message as before.
Running xsetup.sh and switching to Xvesa causes the machine to immediately lockup when I try to restart X with 'startx'; it makes no difference what resolutions I try, the result is the same. Only a hard restart is possible.
I would love to get this one working; it would make an 8-year-old REALLY happy. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.