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#1 JohnnyBeeGood

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:05 PM

Howdy all :)

 

The situation: my Toshiba Satellite A25-S307 has a bad monitor inverter, thus it's screen is darkened out.

I have it hooked up to a KVM so that I can use it with my external monitor. Works well with XP-sp3, but when I tried out Tahr Puppy 6.0.2 PAE, the external monitor isn't recognized.

 

Other than replacing the inverter, is there something I can edit in Puppy that will recognize the external monitor?

 

Thanks for reading and remember, I'm a newbie to Linux :)

 

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:38 AM

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 05:06 AM

My knowledge of puppy isnt enough to help you....however another member may well be able to help. I will send him a pm on your behalf.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 06:19 AM

Hiya, John. My, you do get around..!  :lol:

 

Having got Brian's pm, we can try a few things.....

 

Mm. TBH, I don't know the first thing about KVM switches. Never used one; never even seen one, come to that.

 

First thing that springs to mind is driver support, i.e., the kernel in use. You're using, what.....Tahr 6.02? That's k3.14.20. 6.0.5 comes with k3.14.56.

 

I'm running k4.1.11 in Tahr 6,05, through an upgrade. And the newest release, Xenialpup, is running k4.9.13.

 

Personally, I'd try Tahr 6.0.5 first; see what happens. Then, if you want to stick with Tahr, we can do the kernel upgrade; quite simple (even though it's not done through the PPM).

 

If there's no joy, give Xenialpup a try. Or, failing that, ask on the Puppy forums.....or I can, if you want. Up to you.

 

 

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