[Nottingham] Any help for a newbie?

NIGEL Black rnjblack at virginmedia.com
Sun Jul 15 11:10:54 UTC 2018

Hi Martin,

I've not had much time for sleuthing recently but have replaced Galpon Minino Artabros with the recent version 2.2.  It seems to be an improvement and gives me a simple, workable i486 system although it's not completely without hitches.  I guess from feedback that the other limitations on potentially installable distros, either 32 bit or 64 bit, are due to the graphics device.  It would be great if NLUG had the time to discuss this at a future meeting.  (I'm not available for the next couple of weeks).

Best wishes,


>     On 05 July 2018 at 15:15 Martin via Nottingham <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>     Nigel, Vadim,
>     On 01/07/18 18:43, VM via Nottingham wrote:
>         > > 
> >         There are too many variables to say for sure. One big unknown is the
> >         bios version. I'd leave just 2GB or even 1GB and check if the behaviour
> >         changes. If not, then something else is at fault.
> > 
> >     > 
>     A clue may be in the success with using "single user mode"...
>     Is the problem that the graphics device is now too old to be supported
>     by most mainline distro kernels?...
>     (Although, why then is the good old minimum of VESA not getting used?...)
>     A curious old one to sleuth!
>     Fun for another meet?
>     Good excuse for an NLUG fix-it day/party? ;-)
>     Aside:
>     There's always the Raspberry Pi for something a little more recent :-)
>     Nigel, keep us posted for what you find!
>     Cheers,
>     Martin
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