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Hanging-video fix for old laptops

April 15, 2008 — BarryK
Forum member rerwin has been doing a lot of work with various hardware-related scripts in Puppy, mostly to improve modem and video detection.

On 7th April, rerwin posted a report with a workaround for some old laptops that may hang when trying to get the video setup. Rerwin's post, with solution code, is here:

The solution involves 3 files, /etc/xorgoverrides, and patches to /usr/sbin/xorgwizard and /usr/X11R7/bin. Rerwin did this work on 4.00beta1.


File System Drivers
Username: Grndoor
Barry, I have added a detailed comment under "Puppy 4 Beta Bugs" regarding restoring File System Drivers: ### Missing Reiserfs support files ### Missing ufs.ko driver; Reading and writing BSD file systems ### XFS file system driver restored. ### Missing UDF file system driver

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