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Re: [K12OSN] Digital PC 500 video problem



Knoppix (and a few other CD-boots) cause the same video problem... I am ready to test a new <standard> video card- which one should i get?
Cheers
Alan
-=o=-

----- Original Message -----
From: Petre Scheie <petre maltzen net>
Date: Friday, January 28, 2005 7:32 am
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Digital PC 500 video problem

> Could you boot a Knoppix CD on it?
> 
> Petre
> 
> Alan A Hodson wrote:
> > Hi folks
> > 
> > If you have access to information regarding Digital PC 500 
> computers, 
> > perhaps you can post/share information. I have a school that has 
> about a 
> > dozen of these donated creatures sitting unused - the principal 
> is 
> > wanting to use these machines for a Parent Center in a 
> neighborhood that 
> > REALLY could use one! When I try loading ANY linux the monitor 
> fills 
> > with vertical lines, and the cursor leaves a trail, rendering 
> then 
> > visually useless.
> > 
> > The problem seems to be a video card incompatibility. How/where 
> can I 
> > determine what type of video card these Digital PC 500 have, and 
> how do 
> > I determine what version of Linux or what patch to load? 
> Brainstorm 
> > suggestions gladly accepted.
> > 
> > Thanks for the tips and help
> > 
> > Alan A Hodson
> > El Paso ISD, TX
> > aahodson episd org
> > http://links.episd.org
> > -=o=-
> > 
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