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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2015, 07:28:48 AM »
Depending on how old your syslinux is the config file will be called something like:

/boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg
or
/boot/syslinux/extlinux.conf

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2015, 05:58:54 PM »
Thanks so far. I made some progress (installed Xorg instead of Xvesa), did as you told for the broadcom and now, screen resolution and wifi are fine.

A practical problem at this point: Following the wiki re the installation of Xorg i created an xorg.con in /etc/X11/ but i do not succeed in making it permanent. In the - graphical - backup/restore tool i'm unable to add a new path. Please could someone help out.

Moreover, i'd like to better the font quality on the screen using fontconfig. Does it work in tcl like in any other linux?

Thanks a lot in advance!

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2015, 07:16:38 PM »
Select "Include for Backup" tab.
On lower right,  select file or dir and click on Add.
Select file from browser.

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2015, 07:47:27 PM »
Hi emninger
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... i created an xorg.con in /etc/X11/ ...
You mean  xorg.conf  , right?

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2015, 08:05:18 PM »
Moreover, i'd like to better the font quality on the screen using fontconfig. Does it work in tcl like in any other linux?

You'll probably want to install one of the font extensions - cantarell-fonts, dejavu-fonts-ttf, liberation-fonts-ttf - and play around with the settings in your browser, etc, to see what you get.

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2015, 10:44:02 PM »
Select "Include for Backup" tab.
On lower right,  select file or dir and click on Add.
Select file from browser.

But the <OK> button remains greyed out ???

Actually i have:
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opt
home
opt/eth0

which i never sett. They were there by default ... (?)
« Last Edit: October 28, 2015, 10:46:20 PM by emninger »

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2015, 10:46:55 PM »
Hi emninger
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... i created an xorg.con in /etc/X11/ ...
You mean  xorg.conf  , right?

Sure. Sorry for the typo ...

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2015, 01:01:08 AM »
But the <OK> button remains greyed out ???
which i never sett. They were there by default ... (?)
TC has some preset defaults yes.

Open TC Control Panel > Backup/Restore > Included for backup > Ensure it says File > click Add >
...use file browser and select /etc/X11/xorg.conf file with mouse (single click on xorg.conf, highlights blue)
...once you select the file the OK button becomes active.

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2015, 04:06:33 AM »
That worked, backup is done like i want.

But the settings for keyboard and monitor are still not correctly handled. In the end of the boot process i see the msg
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xset: could not open display "". Where does that come from?

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2015, 01:15:35 PM »
Good it's now persistent.
First hunch is your xorg.conf file is not being recognized.
Google the exact error message for help or post  your xorg.conf file here.

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2015, 03:48:44 PM »
/etc/X11/xorg.conf

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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbLayout" "de"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth    24
Modes    "1024x576"
EndSubSection
EndSection

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2015, 09:06:51 PM »
Not intimately familiar with your specific xset error message. You're xorg.conf file is, however, incomplete as Card0 and Monitor0 have not been defined. I have no experience configuring keyboards and would probably comment out the entire InputDevice section until the screen resolution is resolved.

Use my TC6 xorg.conf file as a template, obviously change driver and monitor details as needed. Can take some tinkering and several reboots to get it set up satisfactorily. If your system has another distribution installed that uses an xorg.conf file take a look at it to cross reference. Also, not all systems require an xorg.conf file, so if you haven't already reboot without this file to test.

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Section "Monitor"
Identifier   "Monitor0"
HorizSync       28.0 - 96.0
  VertRefresh     50.0 - 75.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
  Identifier  "Card0"
Driver      "intel"
BusID       "PCI:0:1:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device     "Card0"
Monitor    "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth    16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1152x864"
EndSubSection
EndSection

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2015, 10:10:50 PM »
As the configuration is mostly automated in Xorg-7.7, you only need to use a configuration "snippet" to fix the part that's not working to your liking rather than using a full xorg.conf.

See /usr/local/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf as an example.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2015, 10:12:43 PM by Juanito »

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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2015, 02:50:24 AM »
First of all, thanks to you both.

I think i understand the idea of the "snippets" but i'm far away from being able to see how a snippet for the keyboard should look like ???

As for the screen resolution, i've installed lxrandr and it shows up correctly, DVI monitor, 1024x576, Refresh Rate 60.3 as detected> May be i should delete completely the xorg.conf i built?


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Re: TinyCore on a Dell Mini 1011
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2015, 02:54:34 AM »
/usr/local/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard.conf
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Section "InputClass"
Identifier       "Keyboard Defaults"
MatchIsKeyboard  "yes"
        Option           "xkb_model" "pc105"
Option           "XkbLayout"   "de"
#Option           "XkbVariant"  "nodeadkeys"
Option           "XkbOptions"  "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
EndSection

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