Re: Compaq Contura 4/25c Successful Upgrade to Woody
Just an update. I was easily to get X working using the xserver-svga
package and a modeline which I somehow discovered using some voodoo and
black magic back in 1997 or so. However, I notice I was getting the
dreaded "VC text console corruption" problem upon starting X. I
corrected this by compiling in the vga16 framebuffer which, while
slightly slower, does seem to solve the problem.
I'm now setting up my X packages on this thing. Can any of you recommend
some good lightweight things to install?
i486 @ 25MHz
640x480@8bpp virtual 800x600
eth0 on D-Link de600 parallel port adaptor
Debian Woody (w/ security updates)
Kernel 2.2.26 (custom compiled with make-kpkg)
XFree86 with the 3.3.6 svga X-Server (for Compaq AVGA)
Blackbox with minimal theme
GRUB on /dev/hda MBR
FreeDOS on /dev/hda1 (200M) FAT16
Swap on /dev/hda2 (50M)
Debian on /dev/hda3 (1000M) ReiserFS
I would love to install OO but I fear it may be a bit too slow. Any
quicker alternatives? I was even eyeballing the commercial Hancom Office
package (like on my Zaurus) for a lightweight office package.
This laptop is in its final stage most likely. Window95 is now
unsupported and unmaintainable so I have removed it from the system and
am setting it up as a "Woody Forver!" system. Its performance is slow
but tolerable. It is actually running noticably faster on Woody than it
did on Slink.
Anyways, looking for some tips for speedy lightweight apps to install.