View Full Version : DAMN Linux OS still will not work

24-11-2002, 09:36 PM
Put Oct PC World plus cd with Linux OS into rom.
boots ok. BUT the monitor goes funny.
Got a 32Mb savage 4 graphics card.


Did what u said Graham but I must be blind
Canít find how to in the article (Search Linux OS will not work)

Thanks Graham L.

Please help me


25-11-2002, 09:51 AM
Try pressing Ctrl + Alt + the Minus key and it'll cycle through the screen resolutions. Can your monitor normally do 1024x768?



Graham L
25-11-2002, 02:28 PM
Or as suggested in one of the answers in the thread found with "knoppix" in the search on this page: "Knoppix xmudule=vesa" to the "boot:" prompt.

25-11-2002, 02:53 PM
What does that command do?
DId a search for "xmudule=vesa" but it came up with only this!

Graham L
25-11-2002, 03:16 PM
A spelling mudule on my part; try "xmodule=vesa". Someone suggested this in the previous thread. (I haven't tried Knoppix ;-) ... I'vwe got linux running). "vesa" is the vesa video standard ... before these modern video cards with GHz processors and GBs of memory. I'm waiting to see video cards with diskdrives. :D

I assume it will come up at 480x640. Ctrl/A;t/+ should step up from that.