[GLLUG] Can a AOC VDU be addressed by Linux?
chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Thu Mar 13 18:08:48 UTC 2014
On Wed 12 Mar, Don Williams wrote:
> Hi again, a report: some research brought me to trying a distro of Puppy Linux (slack-
> 5.3.1-SCSl-MAIN) burned on a CD. I think it made your point clear: that the issue is l
> ikely to be the Radeon graphics wotsit. On switching on the kit, it called for a downl
> oading of W8.1 updates (nearly half an hour for that!), after which I managed to get a
> reporting menu from the CD, with only this reply: "This file is invalid as the follow
> ing: Security Catalogue". Um. Then the mighty "system" kicked in demanding I choose a
> browser! The short list of suggestions brought a giggle from me as I switched it all o
> ff again. I'm not sure I've done much more to the system than to disable the Secure Bo
> ot and the screen shield, so there are probably more traps awaiting me.
> I have found all this very time-wasteful and wonder how to affect/tune/configure t
> his graphics system so that it talks nicely with Linux. I continue my search. Regards,
> Don Williams
Another DVD/CD that I give away to new users is the Knoppix - EN version,
it generally "just works", see www.knoppix.net or download from the
University of Kent "mirrorservice.org"
Chris Bell www.chrisbell.org.uk
Microsoft sells you Windows ... Linux gives you the whole house.
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