Alternative video driver

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Alternative video driver

Post#1 by mt12345 » 23 Jul 2014, 15:51

Is it possible to boot Porteus in some basic video driver (vesa? framebuffer?)

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Re: Alternative video driver

Post#2 by fanthom » 23 Jul 2014, 19:21

should be possible. save your custom config as /etc/X11/xorg.conf and reboot.
check /var/log/packages to see which drivers are available by default. if something is missing then can be added from slackware-14.1 repo or must be compiled manually.
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Re: Alternative video driver

Post#3 by mt12345 » 23 Jul 2014, 22:56

yes I can generate xorg.conf then replace 'intel' with 'vesa' but I was thinking about some cheatcode.
Im going to boot porteus CD on very old pentium3 laptop.

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Re: Alternative video driver

Post#4 by fanthom » 24 Jul 2014, 06:25

use 'cliexec=' to move /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
check cheatcodes.txt for correct syntax. i think it will be:

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cliexec=mv~/etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa~/etc/X11/xorg.conf
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