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Puppy 571 + AMD Radeon HD 6550D = no video
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jbarntt

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Oct 2013, 23:40    Post_subject:  Puppy 571 + AMD Radeon HD 6550D = no video  

Puppy version: 5.7.1 LTS, burned to CD

Computer has an AMD APU A8-3850, the GPU part is as in the subject line.

On boot from the CD, the video craps out, just a nice abstract work of art. And then my monitor says "No Signal", I am dead in the water. Had to power cycle the PC to restart.

Any advice would be appreciated. My goal is to install Puppy onto a flash drive.

TIA,

jbarntt
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Oct 2013, 11:03    Post_subject:  

Try this:

At the boot screen hit F2.
Add the command

puppy pfix=ram radeon.modeset=0

You can also try this:

At the boot screen hit F2.
Add the command

puppy pfix=nox

This will get you to a prompt.
Type xorgwizard at the prompt.
Select the vesa driver.
set resolution.
run test to see if it works.
finish xorgwizard.
back at prompt.
Type xwin
should see desktop.

If one of these works, you need to look for a AMD/ATI graphics driver, in Puppy Package Manager, that works better for your hardware.

The Vesa driver is a generic driver for all hardware, but it is a basic driver and limited on what it can do.

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jbarntt

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Oct 2013, 21:22    Post_subject:  

Thanks, Bigpup, I'll give it a try, Sorry to be tardy in getting back. Will post my results.

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jbarntt

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct 2013, 02:41    Post_subject:  

Hi Bigpup,

Your first solution works!

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