Joined: Feb. 2004
||Posted: Feb. 29 2004,05:42
Hello everybody. I have a really old (11years!) Panasonic CF-V21P laptop. It's maxed out at 20MB ram, has a 512.45MB HD, 50MHz (486DX/2) processor, and a floppy drive. Using a floppy with DOS 6.22, and a parallel-port Zip drive, I transferred over the KNOPPIX file on the newly-formatted harddrive.
Using the boot floppy, DSL loads up at first perfectly from the hard drive (/dev/hda1). After it autoconfigures the devices, and you then go to xsetup for the video modes and setup the mouse, I have trouble. I can see the two video mode choices, and select them, but none of them work. That's right, both Xfbdev and Xvesa don't work. Upon selecting a Xvesa video mode (and setting up the mouse), the display just goes black. And when I try Xfbdev (and finish setting up the mouse), I get a message that says:
"modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module fb0
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on Xserver ':0.0'
After 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining."
Then on most occasions, it has root@tty1[/]# - just a text terminal
Why is DSL unable to display a desktop GUI on my laptop?
EDIT: just wanted to add that I discovered I can acess the terminal after it goes black on Xvesa mode by hittin alt+f4. This lets me know it's not frozen I suppose, but still not good.