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Offline linuxnovo

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Running Xorg not Xversa
« on: December 14, 2014, 12:46:22 PM »
Hope someone can help me.  I am using an old Toshiba laptop with only 256 ram.  It is a Toshiba Satellite model number 1800-S253.  Now, I tried to run a live iso of TCL and it failed to load the Xversa
desktop but will work in commandline.  I had similar trouble running Puppy Linux.  In the xorgwizard, the xversa option was automatically disabled and gave an error message that the video card would crash with xversa.  It appears to be a hardware limitation.  So the question is, how can I buildup Xorg or framebuffer from just the basic microcore.    Any help is definitely wanted. 

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Re: Running Xorg not Xversa
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 02:39:07 PM »
Xorg and many hardware drivers are in the repo.
You can use tce-ab to select and view the extensions.

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Re: Running Xorg not Xversa
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 03:16:33 AM »
..and you can also use Xfbdev

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Re: Running Xorg not Xversa
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 01:14:33 PM »
Is there a tutorial somewhere that you could suggest?????  Yes, I am using the commandline browser and can download any .tcz that I need.  But I am still in the dark I am afraid.  I think I need to configure Xorg.  Thanks for your help so far.

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Re: Running Xorg not Xversa
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014, 05:14:26 PM »
Here is basically what I am now doing to get X running.

I have Core Plus on a live CD and am booting from this disk.

I am booting Core to the command line only with these boot commands:
/boot/vmlinuz initrd=/boot/core.gz loglevel=3 base

added: vga=791 to allow use of the full screen.

From a mounted flash drive I am installing the following using tce-load -i

(.tcz is assumed as file extentions)

Xlibs
Xorg-7.6-bin
Xorg-7.6-lib
Xorg-7.6
Xorg-fonts
Xprogs
expat2
fltk-1.1.10
flwm_topside
fontconfig
pixman

Then returning to /
executed xsetup which returned to prompt
executed startx

just blank, illuminated screen results

I have not included wbar.tcz because I don't like it too much like Apple stuff and I am free thinker!
Anyone got any ideas?

Tiny Core runs well in command line but I need an Xserver to run mplayer, unetbootin  etc


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Re: Running Xorg not Xversa
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014, 06:04:07 PM »
Don't any of the coreplus boot menu options load X?
Coreplus is an installer CD. Install to a hard drive or USB flash drive.
Start by reading the book. at
http://tinycorelinux.net/book.html

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Re: Running Xorg not Xversa
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2014, 05:24:29 PM »
I tried all the different managers there are many but all use xvesa as a base.  There in lies the problem.   It works fine in command line of course.  I had quite a time to find puppy linux that work on this in the gui mode.  Xvesa of course is basic since it is so small in size.  Thanks anyway