Joined: April 2006
||Posted: May 01 2008,16:09
I'm trying to get the current release of DSL to run on my newly-acquired Norhtec Microclient Jr. It's working okay for the most part, but I'm having trouble with the video and the sound.
The sound part is fairly straightforward. For OSS support it needs to load the soundcore, ac97_codec, and sis7019 kernel modules. (At least, that's what gets OSS working under Puppy Linux.) Not sure about the first two, but I'm pretty sure the sis7019 module is not included w/DSL. It's available from LTSP (http://wiki.ltsp.org/twiki/bin/view/Ltsp/SoundCards#SiS_7019). Would it be terribly difficult for someone to compile this for DSL?
The video problem is a bit stranger. Video works fine up to 800x600. When I bump it up to 1024x768, though, the monitor complains about something being "out of range". Fiddling around with my monitor settings, I see that it's expecting 720x400@70Hz somethings. (Heh. Sorry about being so vague. I'm a professional programmer, but I don't deal a lot with video hardware.)
This same monitor, attached to a different box, has run DSL at 1024x768x24 just fine, and this same box/monitor combo runs 1024x768x24 just fine with Puppy Linux/xorg.
I'm perfectly willing to download various video drivers and play with settings, but I'd like some idea as to what I should be fiddling with. Could someone point me to some sort of X11 config file or something?