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update from 5.25 to 5.28 problems
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joerice50


Joined: 09 Oct 2008
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2013, 14:04    Post subject:  update from 5.25 to 5.28 problems
Subject description: 5.28 does not recognise the hardware
 

Hi

I have Puppy Linux 5.25 running on an old Sharp XP laptop
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Code:

-Computer-
Processor      : Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1500+ Processor
Memory      : 482MB (197MB used)
Operating System      : Unknown distribution
User Name      : root (root)
Date/Time      : Wed 02 Jan 2013 17:51:04 GMT
-Display-
Resolution      : 1024x768 pixels
OpenGL Renderer      : Unknown
X11 Vendor      : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter      : VIA686A - VIA 82C686A/B rev40
-Input Devices-
 AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
 PS/2 Mouse
 AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint
 Sleep Button
 Lid Switch
 Power Button
 PC Speaker
 MOSART Semi. 2.4G Wireless Mouse
-Printers (CUPS)-
CUPS-PDF
pdf_writer      : <i>Default</i>
-SCSI Disks-
ATA HITACHI_DK23DA-4
MATSHITA UJDA720 DVD/CDRW


The Sharp's hardware is not recognised in 5.28 when booted from a full install to the laptops hard drive I cannot get the video display working via all options available in Xorg.
If I boot 5.28 from a CD I cannot get the system to recognise any fixed or wireless internet connection.

I suspect that either 5.28 is not waiting long enough for this old hardware to respond or the drivers that work for this hardware in 5.25 are not included in 5.28.

I am happy with 5.25 so its not vital that I get 5.28 working I am just intrigued why it wont work

Cheers

Joe Rice
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Dewbie

Joined: 15 Apr 2010
Posts: 1783

PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2013, 04:34    Post subject:  

Are you running the regular version of Lucid 5.25, or 5.25 retro?
(5.25 retro is a special build for older hardware.)

If you're not sure, look under:
Menu / System / HardInfo / Operating System
If the listed kernel is 2.6.30.5, that's Lucid Retro.
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joerice50


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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2013, 12:20    Post subject:  

Hi Dewbie

Further to your question:
Dewbie wrote:
Are you running the regular version of Lucid 5.25, or 5.25 retro?
(5.25 retro is a special build for older hardware.)

If you're not sure, look under:
Menu / System / HardInfo / Operating System
If the listed kernel is 2.6.30.5, that's Lucid Retro.


This is what it reports:


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Code:
Version-
Kernel      : Linux 2.6.33.2 (i686)
Compiled      : #1 SMP Thu May 27 10:56:32 EST 2010
C Library      : GNU C Library version 2.11.1 (stable)
Default C Compiler      : Unknown
Distribution      : Unknown distribution
-Current Session-
Computer Name      : puppypc
User Name      : root (root)
Home Directory      : /root
Desktop Environment      : Unknown (Window Manager: Openbox)
-Misc-
Uptime      : 1 hour, 14 minutes
Load Average      : 0.28, 0.23, 0.10


Is 2.6.33.2 retro?

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Joe Rice
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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2013, 22:41    Post subject:  

joerice50 wrote:
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Is 2.6.33.2 retro?

No, you have the regular version.
(later number=newer kernel)
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