[SOLVED] Screen Resolution Problem

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Re: Screen Resolution Problem

Post#31 by donald » 07 Jul 2015, 11:39

nARMstrong20 wrote: I'm 95% sure that this is a kernel thing.
Hi
porteus 3.0 has kernel 3.13.6
porteus 3.0.1 has kernel 3.14.15

http://dl.porteus.org/i486/archive/

If e.g. 3.0.1 will work, than you can try 3.1 with this older kernel by
replacing the kernel-module and vmlinuz.

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Re: Screen Resolution Problem

Post#32 by Ed_P » 07 Jul 2015, 11:56

donald wrote:If e.g. 3.0.1 will work, than you can try 3.1 with this older kernel by
replacing the kernel-module and vmlinuz.
It is rather straight forward if you use the isomaster utility. This link covers my experience with replacing the kernel:
http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php? ... =30#p31112

Another option might be this link: http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php? ... 881#p34881
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem

Post#33 by nARMstrong20 » 07 Jul 2015, 17:19

That's simply hillarious.
Asking which kernel has Porteus when it was explicitly mentioned in my post before that it is porteus-3.17.4.
Recommending to check fanthom's solution, which requires modesetting when OP stated that without "nomodeset" (i.e. with modesetting) his machine boots into black screen.
Asking that maybe it's Nvidia when OP clearly said in his 1st post it is Intel.
Repeating that xrandr thing again.
Bunch of zombies.

nARMstrong20 wrote:
Also, I tried the i915.nomodeset=1 option, unfortunately it appears to end in a blackscreen. Perhaps I'm missing something?

Where did you find i915.nomodeset=1 option in my post?
Aye indeed, no idea how that got past me. Also about i915, that was either me doing a typo while posting, or a typo while setting the boot parameter. Either way, i915.modeset=1 unfortunately didn't work either. And I actually edit the boot parameters on the loader, it certainly is easier than editing porteus.cfg when you're just trying things out.
nARMstrong20 wrote:
I'm 95% sure that this is a kernel thing.

Hi
porteus 3.0 has kernel 3.13.6
porteus 3.0.1 has kernel 3.14.15

http://dl.porteus.org/i486/archive/

If e.g. 3.0.1 will work, than you can try 3.1 with this older kernel by
replacing the kernel-module and vmlinuz.
Thanks for that. 3.0.1 booted properly with no black screens. After that I followed Ed's advice and swapped the kernel with that from 3.0.1, and everything booted beautifully!

Thanks everybody for all your help and sticking around. It was definitely frustrating, and I probably became a bother at one point or another, but I'm just glad that Porteus finally works. Case closed!

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Re: Screen Resolution Problem

Post#34 by francois » 07 Jul 2015, 22:50

Just change you title to solved. :wink:

This was a tough one.
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem

Post#35 by sunnysideofthesun » 10 Jul 2015, 11:45

francois wrote:This was a tough one.
It was another episode of "I have Linux on my Intel graphics" series.
Three more links to one that posted fanthom (this http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=103&t=2400):
http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=735
http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=1110
http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=4227
How come with such tendency it still has no place in FAQ?

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Re: [SOLVED] Screen Resolution Problem

Post#36 by francois » 10 Jul 2015, 12:56

@sunny: maybe you should write a howto about searching on the net and on the porteus forum. Yet, in a few posts you seem to have developped some techniques that could be apparented to some superior ninja knowledge.
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