Quirky 013 uploaded

Available here:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/quirky-013/

The main purpose of this build is to test the rollback to Xorg 7.3.

I put in a small utility, 'report-video', though I found afterward that it doesn't work quite right. It's purpose is to help with reporting your setup if your video doesn't work quite right.

I would like to know what works, what doesn't. So far I have tested on three computers, my laptop that uses the 'intel' or 'i810' driver, a desktop PC with an Nvidia card that uses the 'nv' driver, and another that uses the 'openchrome' driver. All three work.

The build uses the 2.6.30.5 kernel from Puppy 431.


Posted on 30 Mar 2010, 15:31


Comments:

Posted on 30 Mar 2010, 16:00 by BarryK
Quirky 013 feedback thread
Here is a forum thread for feedback:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=54021



Posted on 30 Mar 2010, 16:33 by lobster
report video
Many thanks
- just to confirm output from report-video

# report-video

cat: /etc/videomode: No such file or directory
VIDEO REPORT

Chip description:


Driver used by Xorg:
vesa

Video mode used by Xorg:


...the above also recorded in /tmp/report-video
#



Posted on 30 Mar 2010, 17:16 by BarryK
ATI video
Lobster, you have ATI video, but Xorg is only using the generic 'vesa' driver.

There are three ATI drivers, 'r128', 'mach64' and 'radeon'. There is another one that I'm not sure about, 'radeonhd'.

In previous puppies, have you ever got Xorg working with any of these?



Posted on 30 Mar 2010, 18:19 by BarryK
SiS video
Tested on a 4th PC that uses the 'sis' driver, that works.



Posted on 30 Mar 2010, 19:23 by lobster
report video
I am pretty sure 'radeon' worked in xorg in . . . possibly 4.3.1 or Fatdog64. Seem to remember seeing or using it rather than vesa in the config file that xorgwizard uses . . .


Posted on 30 Mar 2010, 23:32 by Terryphi
Osmo display problem
Fast scroll in Osmo produces smearing of text. This has not been a problem in earlier versions.


Posted on 31 Mar 2010, 3:24 by broomdodger
Toshiba 1415

Toshiba Satellite 1415
-Computer-
Processor : Mobile Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.00GHz
Memory : 514MB (87MB used)
Operating System : Puppy Linux 0.01
User Name : root (root)
Date/Time : Tue 30 Mar 2010 11:08:05 AM GMT+8
-Display-
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels

~# report-video
cat: /etc/videomode: No such file or directory
VIDEO REPORT

Chip description:


Driver used by Xorg:
nv

Video mode used by Xorg:


...the above also recorded in /tmp/report-video



Posted on 31 Mar 2010, 3:59 by broomdodger
Toshiba Satellite A105 notebook
Toshiba Satellite A105 notebook


-Computer-
Processor : Genuine Intel(R) CPU T1350 @ 1.86GHz
Memory : 1024MB (245MB used)
Operating System : Puppy Linux 0.01
User Name : root (root)
Date/Time : Tue 30 Mar 2010 11:50:50 AM GMT+8
-Display-
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Unknown
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation

~# report-video
cat: /etc/videomode: No such file or directory
VIDEO REPORT

Chip description:
Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller

Driver used by Xorg:
intel

Video mode used by Xorg:


...the above also recorded in /tmp/report-video




Posted on 31 Mar 2010, 8:24 by BarryK
report-video
Don't bother with that 'report-video' utility, it is too broken.

Broomdodger, you haven't said whether those two worked for you or not.



Posted on 31 Mar 2010, 9:37 by broomdodger
report-video
So far everything I have tried worked.
+ seamonkey
+ gnumeric
+ I compiled gvim in quirky 010 and it works from that quirkysave.
+ 16bit video icons are ok.
+ 24bit video icons have black background.
+ foxit reader needs 24bit color or crashes, but that is old news.

Later I will check all the above on my work PC.



Posted on 32 Mar 2010, 3:36 by Ledster
Report video
Tested on three computers.
1 - PNY Verto FX5200 graphics (128Meg) ran fine
using XOrg (XOrg.conf showed nv driver used)
2 - Matrox MGA G200 AGP graphics (memory not known)
ran fine using XOrg (MGA G200 AGP driver used)
3 - ATI Radeon 9800 pro graphics (128meg)
XOrg locked the machine solid - had to hard
reboot. Ran ok with XVesa. This machine
runs XOrg fine with Puppy 4.3.1 (and earlier
versions)

Hope this helps

Ledster