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Offline Rich

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Re: Widescreen Resolution Support
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2013, 07:51:51 AM »
Hi Synergy
If the problem is insufficient RAM, you could try adding a small swap partition and using the  nozswap  boot code.

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Re: Widescreen Resolution Support
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2013, 08:51:27 AM »
It's ok.. On hold till Monday. I have got some DDR Ram at home so will bring it in to try out.

I tried with a USB stick in the back and partitioning the whole stick (1Gb) with fdisk to a linux swap. I have done this and run mkswap /dev/sdb1. Still crashes out.. I'm not sure if that's an activated swap, but I'll look again Monday morning.

Thanks!

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Re: Widescreen Resolution Support
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2013, 09:48:06 AM »
Hi Synergy
When Tinycore boots, it automatically allocates 25% of your RAM as a compressed swap drive. In your case that
amounts to 64Mbytes. The  nozswap  boot code will prevent that so you will have more RAM to run in. If you have
a swap partition, Tinycore will find and use it automatically when it boots.

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Re: Widescreen Resolution Support
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2013, 02:28:01 PM »
Ah I see.. Valuable info. Thanks. I will let you know how I get on. ;-)

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Re: Widescreen Resolution Support
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2013, 03:48:53 AM »
Hi,

No luck on the RAM/Nozswap options.

I first upped the RAM to a spare 512Mb DDR stick I have. This made no change. X still crashes back to terminal when initiating the connection.

So, I edited /mnt/sda1/tce/boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf and added nozswap. It still crashes back to terminal.

Would it be worth creating a custom xorg config file? I have just tried an Xorg -configure and I get the message "Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices"
This causes the configuration to crash. When doing this it'll recreate a /root/xorg.conf.new file. I have tried to create an xorg.conf file at /etc/X11 but this seems to get ignored. Any ideas?

Should I try another 'older' version of Xorg?
« Last Edit: November 11, 2013, 03:53:25 AM by Synergy »

Offline Juanito

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Re: Widescreen Resolution Support
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2013, 04:04:29 AM »
you could try this:
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$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"
EndSection

..but you would need to add the xf86-input-keyboard and xf86-input-mouse extensions first

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Re: Widescreen Resolution Support
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2013, 06:05:19 PM »
Hi Synergy
When Tinycore boots, it automatically allocates 25% of your RAM as a compressed swap drive. In your case that
amounts to 64Mbytes. The  nozswap  boot code will prevent that so you will have more RAM to run in. If you have
a swap partition, Tinycore will find and use it automatically when it boots.

I can't follow this statement.
From whatever I have read, I was under the impression that zram swap would be particularly of advantage for machines low in memory.
Am I perhaps missing something?
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Re: Widescreen Resolution Support
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2013, 06:11:45 PM »
Real swap on a real disk frees up the RAM that zram would have used.

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Re: Widescreen Resolution Support
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2013, 06:50:22 PM »
Hmm, if you put it that way, then I can see a point in it.
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