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Puppy 5.1.1 on to Toshiba 1805-S203 with Trident graphics
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novellahub

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Location: Shakopee, MN USA

PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov 2010, 10:31    Post subject:  Puppy 5.1.1 on to Toshiba 1805-S203 with Trident graphics
Subject description: How to fix the xorg.conf file so X comes up without a black screen
 

I was having issues with my Toshiba Satellite 1805-S203 laptop booting on the latest Puppy Linux 5.1.1 release. The machine has Trident video graphics. It was booting to a black screen and then stalled. Here is what I did to get around the issue:

1. Boot off of CD with the following option: pfix=nox
2. When the machine comes up, run xorgwizard (Must do this twice in the command prompt for it to come up)
3. Choose to select your own driver ---> Trident
4. Select the default resolution --> 1024X768
5. Select OK to exit the xorgwizard (Do not test resolution or you will be stuck at the black screen)
6. Edit the xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/ (I used vi as the editor)
7. Add the following lines in the xorg.conf file:

Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Trident Microsystems CyberBlade/i1"
    Driver        "trident"
    BusID        "PCI:1:0:0"
    Option   "NoDDC"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "ToshLCD"
    Option        "DPMS"
    HorizSync      30-71
    VertRefresh    50-100
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Default Screen"
    Monitor       "ToshLCD"
    Device        "Trident Microsystems CyberBlade/i1"
    DefaultDepth    16
    SubSection "Display"
          Depth        16
        Modes        "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        24
          Modes        "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
          Depth        16
        Modes        "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
          Depth        24
        Modes        "800x600"
    EndSubSection
EndSection


8. Start X windows with the following command: xwin


Notes:

The machine should now boot up as normal. Make sure you save your personal puppy save file so these settings get used again on the next boot. I was able to do a successful frugal install after that to the laptop's hard drive.

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gilbi

Joined: 11 Nov 2010
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Location: Rome - ITALY

PostPosted: Tue 23 Nov 2010, 14:35    Post subject: Same problem on Presario 12XL515.  

Hi novellahub,
I'm quite new to linux, but I've managed to frugal install lupu 5.1.1 by connecting the HDD of my old laptop with my company laptop through an ide interface, following instruction given by shinobar on his helpful document. That was needed just because the cdrom drive seems to be out of service, as it is the same for the floppy also. At the beginning it was not booting to Win ME nor to Puppy, but after doing some adjustment to Grub4Dos menu, now it can boot in Win ME and in Puppy safe mode (prompt). Please could you be so kind to list each specific step to edit the xorg.conf file? Any help will be very appreciated and welcome.
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Nov 2010, 09:13    Post subject:  

The xorg.conf file is in /etc/X11/ folder. At the prompt enter:

vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

If you are unfamiliar with the vi editor, go here for more information:

vi editor guide

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gilbi

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Nov 2010, 09:30    Post subject:  

Many thanks Joe, for your suggestions.
I will have a look on that and learn something useful.
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