Display Issue

Forum: X and Fluxbox
Topic: Display Issue
started by: zerotrace

Posted by zerotrace on June 22 2006,02:41
I have managed to install DSL to my HDD with this problem, but I can't use DSL with it.

When I boot into DSL the screen turns green and has a 'mesh' effect over it, it's hard to make out anything.

I've tried vga=788 and that didn't work.

I'm running it on my old laptop:

Dell Latitude CP
256MB Swap Space

Is there any other information needed?

Thanks in advance.

Posted by mikshaw on June 22 2006,03:19
try vga=normal and/or dsl xsetup
Posted by zerotrace on June 22 2006,13:48
Tried both of them, same problem.
Posted by Nym1 on June 23 2006,02:47

Try the fb=800x600 boot option/"cheatcode".  Framebuffer mode works fairly well with those old neomagic video controllers.  

Once you've got DSL running, you can switch to using Xfree86.unc if you're not satisfied with the video performance.

Good Luck.

Posted by NoobieDoobieDo on Feb. 16 2008,08:39
I using vga=789 with a Neomagic NM2160 [MagicGraph 128XD] (rev 01)
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