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Booting Puppy CD, icons ok but text scrambled.
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Ziggy

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jul 2014, 14:00    Post_subject:  Booting Puppy CD, icons ok but text scrambled.
Sub_title: Graphics are OK, but the words are so scrambled they're illegible.
 

My computer is s Dell Inspiron 600, and the graphics adapter is listed as "Intel HD Graphics Family."

I boot Puppy from a CD and all goes well. The icons and other graphics are displayed fine, but the text is so chopped up I can't read it. I can't even read the help file.

Dell tells me they have no Linux driver for this graphics adapter.

Intel shows a lot of Linux drivers, but I can't tell which one I could use.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jul 2014, 16:13    Post_subject:  

If everything but the text looks ok, then I can't see how the problem could be in the graphics driver.

Is the text in the menu items also unreadable? Can you possibly take a screen shot and post it in this thread? Use a camera on a tripod if you have to, but set the resolution as low as possible and get in close enough to fill the picture with the computer's display screen.
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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jul 2014, 16:45    Post_subject:  

I might be off with this but I believe that I had similar issues due to running a PAE version on a pc that couldn't handle PAE. I switched to a non-PAE pup and was good.

Not sure about the video drivers, though. Pup usually handles mine perfectly. I run 3 different Dells.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jul 2014, 01:47    Post_subject:  

What version of Puppy are you using?
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Fossil

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jul 2014, 04:32    Post_subject:  

Ziggy, Welcome to the forum. To help clarify the problem could you please say how your computer's BIOS is set up - is the Language English? How have you defined the language characteristics in the Puppy setup screen? What mode: American, UK-English, one of the European variants, or other forms of text? Just as an afterthought: 'If' it is the graphic driver which is at fault, have you tried booting and then choosing Vesa?
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