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Puppy 1.0.3 with Xfree86-4.4.0 iso released
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul 2005, 14:12    Post_subject:  

bladehunter, I've now tested the i810 driver on an old desktop with i815 graphics as well as my laptop with i855 graphics.

It looks like your iso, with the addition of

- the i810 driver
- the device /dev/agpgart
- 'modprobe agpgart' in a startup script

is what's needed to have it work on PCs with i810 graphics.

I haven't had any problems with fonts so far, so it looks good. Just some dead keys on the keyboard (AltGr-keys mainly). I don't know how to fix that yet.

The biggest hurdle is in creating the XF86Config file (that is, if you don't already have one).


# X -configure

creates a minimal XF86Config which didn't work at all on the i815 desktop. Just got blinking lines.

I've found a Knoppix live CD to be a quick & dirty way of creating a good working XF86Config. Just rename XF86Config-4 to XF86Config and use it with your iso.

Worked very well on both machines, booting directly to highest resolution. Even the mouse scroll wheel works.

ccoupe: Like bladehunter said, X doesn't list the possible video modes like Xvesa does. However, Knoppix has excellent hardware detection and using it (as mentioned above) will create an XF86Config file with video modes that suit your hardware.

See this as a stop-gap solution. Perhaps we can use some of Knoppix hardware detection scripts in Puppy Smile
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul 2005, 23:45    Post_subject:  

FWIX, I tried X -config in Puppy and then starting X11 with that generated file. Not a pretty event -- that wedged the laptop hard. Even the power on/off switch wouldn't work. Go figure.

Clearly, mainstream Puppy and Bladehunter's Pup use different X servers and for whatever reason (probably many) the commands the servers respond to are different.

Does anyone know if the regular X11 command "xdpyinfo" will provide the info that a video wizard script could parse? For technical reasons, I can't test it on my Fedora Core 2 system. It's also worth noting that the /var/log/XFree86.log of Bladehunters seems to have some mode lines in there but I'm not a /bin/sh scripter and I try to avoid knowing X11 details whenever I can. But, the info is out there.
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jul 2005, 23:38    Post_subject: Atheros, etc.  

Any chance of a 1.0.4 modded to run with the i810 upgrade?
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov 2005, 10:16    Post_subject:  

The ISO is available again:

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2005, 14:28    Post_subject:  

Hello Folks,

I was very happy reading this post. As long as i cannot get my Linux machines on the internet (also a project, but waiting for a router) I thought this to be a nice way to fiddle with Xfree on my Compaq Armada 1520D (133 MHz, 48 MB, 4G described elswhere).

Big Problem.... CD won't boot !

Anybody else out there with the same prob ?


Hasta la Banana
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