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Offline Hampelmann91

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Video driver problem
« on: June 16, 2016, 03:43:19 AM »
Hello, I've installed TC Linux on Thin Client (HP T5630W).
When I change my graphics resolution to 1280x768 everything is fine.
But when I change my graphics resolution to 1440x900 and I know my hardware supports as ubuntu worked with the resolution, screen is bigger than monitor.

Is there a way to fix this problem?

Offline Hampelmann91

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 03:59:19 AM »
Hello,
If I use dvi instead of vga cable it works with tiny core linux too.

Offline Juanito

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 05:43:14 AM »
Are you using Xvesa, Xfbdev or Xorg-7.7?

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 07:18:12 AM »
Hello Juanito,

I use standard ( Xvesa, isn't is?).

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 07:25:00 AM »
You can use Xorg-7.7 together with the xf86-video-* driver for your hardware, which will usually give the native resolution for your graphics hardware/display without configuration.

Of course this will take up more space/use more ram...

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2016, 12:56:31 AM »
Hello Juanito,
my hardware is "VIA Chrome9 HC3" and I installed xf86-video-openchrome.tcz.
Is there anything else I have to do?

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2016, 06:51:10 AM »
load Xorg-7.7 and restart the gui - you can look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log to check if everything is working OK

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2016, 04:47:52 AM »
I installed xf86-video-openchrome.tcz

Then you are using an old version of Tiny Core Linux.

The last release of Tiny Core Linux which did have xf86-video-openchrome.tcz was Tiny Core Linux 6.x.

And Tiny Core Linux 6.x has a very old version of xf86-video-openchrome (0.3.3), see:

http://tinycorelinux.net/6.x/x86/tcz/xf86-video-openchrome.tcz.info

The latest version however is 0.4.188, see:

https://cgit.freedesktop.org/openchrome/xf86-video-openchrome/

You should probaby update to Tiny Core Linux 7.x and ask Juanito to add the latest version of xf86-video-openchrome (0.4.188 at the time of writing this) to the Tiny Core Linux 7.x repo:

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=95059

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2016, 10:30:02 AM »
You should probaby update to Tiny Core Linux 7.x and ask Juanito to add build and submit the latest version of xf86-video-openchrome (0.4.188 at the time of writing this) to the Tiny Core Linux 7.x repo

FTFY ;)
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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2016, 12:51:11 AM »
Hello,
@pq5190362
After I got video problems first time I tried out older version and forgot change back to version 7.x, sorry.  ???

@Juanito
Thank you for yout help!  :)
Can you please tell me how to restart gui?
I installed Xorg-7.7. After reboot I see Tiny Core starting but get a blinking cursor then. 

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2016, 01:07:44 AM »
To restart X, use the exit gui applet and chose "exit to prompt" and then at the prompt type"startx".

Note that the Xorg-7.7 extension from tc-7.x will not work with the xf86-video-openchrome extension from tc-6.x since the xorg-server abi has changed from 1.17.x to 1.18.x

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2016, 01:48:16 AM »
Hello Juanito
where can I find "exit gui applet"?

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2016, 01:57:45 AM »
If you move the mouse pointer over the icons in the wbar tray at the bottom of the screen, the one of the left will be labelled "exit".

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2016, 04:51:19 AM »
Hello,
I installed TC7.1 to hard disk.
Then i installed Xorg-7.7.tcz.
After that I exit to prompt (thank you, now I know where it is  :) ).
Finally I type "startx" but I get a blinking cursor then.
After reboot the blinking cursor comes up again.

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Re: Video driver problem
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2016, 06:59:59 AM »
I updated xf86-video-openchrome for tc-7.x

You need to update it using the apps gui, reboot and load both Xorg-7.7 and xf86-video-open-chrome