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[Solved] Nvidia TNT2 Vanta LT 8MB
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leae89


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PostPosted: Sun 11 Sep 2011, 10:42    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:

(the Puppy you say you are using now)

Oh! I forgot to say it.
Using Lucid 528 since yesterday.

And! the 'more' option (from xorgwizard) did'n work.
Still giving me 832x624.

I cannot understand why it was working with 1024x768@50 the first time I used puppy.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Sep 2011, 14:24    Post subject:  

This may be the only refresh setting that will work for 1024x768. The 50HZ one.

Computers just do strange things sometimes.
After all the setting and resetting of video settings some file could be corrupted or who knows what.

How about start all over fresh and go from there.
If you boot with the Live Puppy CD
At boot screen hit F2 key
use boot option puppy pfix=ram
That will make it boot and not use the save file.
It will boot just like the first time.

You have a very old video card. Driver support may not be 100%. You now have a good idea how to change settings. So start over with this clean fresh run of Puppy.

This hardware may just not work good with this version of Puppy.
May need to use an older version of Puppy.
Puppy 4.3.1 is a good one to start with.
Or others:
Wary
Classic Pup 2.14X
Lucid Puppy 5.1.1

The NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.15-pkg1.run driver you talked about, may be the answer. You will have to run it as I instructed in earlier post.

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Sep 2011, 17:03    Post subject:  

OK. I booted Puppy with "puppy pfix=ram" and did give me a 1024x768@74.55Hz resolution, but it looked like a wrinkled paper.

Now I will use Puppy 431 and see what happens then.

It is all for now.
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PostPosted: Sun 18 Sep 2011, 18:11    Post subject:    

Nop. Puppy 431, using Xorg, gave me the same 832x624@75Hz resolution as maximum.
Xvesa gave me an 800x600@60Hz resolution as maximum.

Should I use an older puppy version? Or should I give up and still using Lucid 528?

Perhaps, and only perhaps, my GPU is a very old one.
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 15:37    Post subject:  

leae89 wrote:
OK. I booted Puppy with "puppy pfix=ram" and did give me a 1024x768@74.55Hz resolution, but it looked like a wrinkled paper.

The problem is driver support for that old a video card.
Monitor native resolution could also be a factor.
Should never run a Monitor higher than it's native resolution.

Was it set to 1024X768 16 or 24?
May make a difference.

Classic Pup 2.14x may work better.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 16:13    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Was it set to 1024X768 16 or 24?
May make a difference.

I don't know.


bigpup wrote:
Classic Pup 2.14x may work better.

Give me the .iso file link to download it.


bigpup wrote:
Monitor native resolution could also be a factor.
Should never run a Monitor higher than it's native resolution.

And then why it works well while using winbug$? Could it be a privative driver?
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2011, 17:53    Post subject:  

Quote:
bigpup wrote:
Was it set to 1024X768 16 or 24?
May make a difference.

I don't know.

When running xorgwizard and selecting resolution, it should give two options for 1024x768.
1024x768 16
1024x768 24

Quote:
bigpup wrote:
Classic Pup 2.14x may work better.

Give me the .iso file link to download it.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553

Using Puppy 4.3.1 try this:

Go here and get the Nvidia 71.86.11-K2.6.30.5-1 pet
http://www.revolutionvoice.com/NVIDIA-71.86.11-k2.6.30.5-1.pet
Download and install pet
Run xorgwizard to use this driver.
When using xorgwizard follow this guide
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=58810
When running xorgwizard in Puppy 4.3.1 you may have to use choose and not probe.

This should be the Nvidia driver that is made for your video card. It will run in Puppy 4.3.1 but not in other Puppies.

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PostPosted: Sat 04 Feb 2012, 13:36    Post subject: [Solved] Nvidia TNT2 Vanta LT 8MB  

Problem is solved now.

Currently using Puppy Wary; it works great!
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