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Elonex Webbook internal screen after Precise Puppy install
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heatherw


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jul 2013, 16:41    Post subject:  Elonex Webbook internal screen after Precise Puppy install
Subject description: How to get it working?
 

Hi

I am a beginner but this seems rather specific so I have placed this here.

The Elonex Webbook has to be connected to an external monitor to have Linux installed (wonderful)... after this is done you can tweak the config files to get the internal display screen sorted out - though this may not be possible with all versions of Linux I have installed Puppy on the harddrive and want to try to get the screen working.

When I got it working in the past I used this from http://webbookblog.com/ (mind you that was in 2010)

Quote:
With Karmic Koala
Code:
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

which will bring up a text editor with an empty file. Type or paste the following:
Code:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "OpenChrome"
option "PanelSize" "1024x600"
option "ForcePanel"
EndSection

----------------------------
With Jaunty and
Code:
/etc/X11/xorg.conf
:
Code:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "openchrome"
option "PanelSize" "1024×600"
EndSection


Can anyone tell me if there is a similar command to gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf that I can do to get this done in Precise Puppy (5.6.1)?

Many thanks

HeatherW
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jul 2013, 19:17    Post subject: Re: Elonex Webbook internal screen after Precise Puppy install  

heatherw wrote:
Hi

I am a beginner but this seems rather specific so I have placed this here.

The Elonex Webbook has to be connected to an external monitor to have Linux installed (wonderful)... after this is done you can tweak the config files to get the internal display screen sorted out - though this may not be possible with all versions of Linux I have installed Puppy on the harddrive and want to try to get the screen working.


I don't know for-sure, but I think that Precise was designed for better support for newer machines, and the Webbook seems to be somewhat older.

I have an Asus EEE900 netbook upon which I launched Puppy 5.28 without any issue. If your video isn't coming up, I would consider rolling back to a slightly older version (often the different versions have much different driver bundles -- I've been very happy with 5.28). And if the hardware is still uncooperative, perhaps a "retro" version (such as 5.25 Retro).

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jul 2013, 19:24    Post subject:  

A quick search of Murga (see the search link in my sig) shows these for the Elonex Webbook.

These 2 posts indicate that it booted under:

Puppy 4.31:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=74738

SlaxerPup:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=305314#305314

IIRC, 5.x migrated many/most of the 4.31 driver bundle forward to the new version -- so it might be a good bet.

5.28.005 distro:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-5.2.8/

Lucid Retro 525-2.6.30.5-v4:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=521627#521627

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jul 2013, 05:08    Post subject: Re: Elonex Webbook internal screen after Precise Puppy install  

SOLUTION FURTHER DOWN...

RetroTechGuy wrote:
I have an Asus EEE900 netbook upon which I launched Puppy 5.28 without any issue.


Thanks for the replies... I looked up your screen resolution and the fact that it was also 1024x600 gave me inspiration to just keep randomly pressing buttons.

Interestingly, I came across a button I hadn't noticed before, I had already played with {SETUP > Xorg Video Wizard > "Xorg Video Wizard"} and come to the bios-looking screen with the same list of resolutions as the {SETUP > QuickSetup first-run settings}... However I had previously failed to notice that one of the buttons at the bottom was "more", in there it had a 1024x600 option which may help other people... however on the Elonex Webbook I have (an early model) this then stopped the external monitor from working as well!!

SOLUTION:

Altering the configuration file with {SETUP > Xorg Video Wizard > "Xorg Video Wizard"} and opting all the way through until you get "tweak" button, allows you to edit the text file and still preview and drop edits, you have to be a confident blind-rummager though.

I have noticed that you can also access the file directly in puppy by {SETUP > Xorg Video Wizard > "Edit xorg.conf"} though I didn't do this and am not sure if it will drop edits and do previews as well as the "Xorg Video Wizard".

#NB. Comment-out everything between

Quote:
Section "Monitor"
EndSection


#NB. Keep the card0 device intact (with many options commented out) AND add anything missing from the below

Quote:
Section "Device"

Identifier "card0"
Driver "openchrome" #card0driver
Option "PanelSize" "1024x600" ##
Option "ForcePanel" "true" ##
EndSection


#NB. Comment-out everything in the Screen0 screen section until you have only the below

Quote:
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
EndSection


And you should have your very old Elonex Webbook working!! yippee.[/quote]
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heatherw


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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jul 2013, 05:18    Post subject: Re: Elonex Webbook internal screen after Precise Puppy install  

Quote:
#NB. Comment-out everything between

Quote:
Section "Monitor"
EndSection


PS. I COMMENTED OUT THE ABOVE AS WELL AS THE CONTENTS INBETWEEN.
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jul 2013, 08:39    Post subject: Re: Elonex Webbook internal screen after Precise Puppy install  

heatherw wrote:
...Can anyone tell me if there is a similar command to gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf that I can do to get this done in Precise Puppy (5.6.1)?

Code:
geany /etc/X11/xorg.conf

or if X is not running:
Code:
mp /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Jul 2013, 09:32    Post subject: Re: Elonex Webbook internal screen after Precise Puppy install  

L18L wrote:
Code:
geany /etc/X11/xorg.conf

or if X is not running:
Code:
mp /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Thanks Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Jul 2013, 13:44    Post subject: Re: Elonex Webbook internal screen after Precise Puppy install  

heatherw wrote:
And you should have your very old Elonex Webbook working!! yippee.

Excellent!... Wink


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