Hanging-video fix for old laptops

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:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=27859&start=45

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

I have already done a lot of work recently on xorgwizard and xwin scripts, but rerwin had provided difference-files so I was able to manually apply his fixes.

Posted on 15 Apr 2008, 22:53


Comments:

Posted on 15 Apr 2008, 23:19 by Grndoor
File System Drivers
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