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    Default 8 Colors Only Suse 10.1 Ibm 43p-260

    Hi folks, Suse sees my IBM GXT2000p as a Fire Gl1. The graphical interface for installation worked on Suse 9.4 and worked with the GXT2000p. I assume it would have worked after the installation was complete, but I never fully installed 9.4. Anyway, I had great success with text mode installation for Suse 10.1, but after Gnome login I have a, difficult to read, 8-color display. System shows Fire GL1.

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

    Steve

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    Default Re: 8 Colors Only Suse 10.1 Ibm 43p-260

    Not sure quite what you require of us. These OS's are well out of support. You would be better placed saying what you want to achieve with this old machine too. There are other distros which might suit your needs and modern up to date one at that.
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    Default Re: 8 Colors Only Suse 10.1 Ibm 43p-260

    Thanks for the reply. I would like to find a distrobution that will operate my graphics card effectively. I was apprehensive about current distrobutions based on the age of my hardware and recommendations of Novell and IBM. What I mean is that the last distro that Novell tested with my hardware was 9. The only installation I was able to fully install is 10.1. I suppose I can simply jump to a supported distro, but if I have the same problem I will still have the same question.

    Are you recommending I install, say 11.1, and hope all the hardware works on my 1998 IBM 43p-260?

    Thanks
    Steve

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    Default Re: 8 Colors Only Suse 10.1 Ibm 43p-260

    Are you recommending I install, say 11.1, and hope all the hardware works on my 1998 IBM 43p-260?
    No.
    I suggest you try a lightweight modern distro.
    Big out there at the moment.


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    Default Re: 8 Colors Only Suse 10.1 Ibm 43p-260

    I appreciate your expertise. Should I ignore the IBM recommendations and various sites that have tested the hardware I have with Suse and begin a whole new voyage with one of these lightweight versions? I have spent a month researching a workable operating system for the hardware, one that I can use for productivity and for a file server compatible with windows. I have heard of the lightweight versions,however not a single mention of them supporting my hardware.

    Like I said, I appreciate your expertise, but I really don't want to start from scratch. I especially don't want to start over with my only resource, the internet, without a single mention of Puppy Linux,etc.., supporting my hardware.

    Thanks
    Steve

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    Default Re: 8 Colors Only Suse 10.1 Ibm 43p-260

    Any recommendation made for that machine is way outdated and whilst it was relevant years ago, it's of little consequence today, mostly because all the distributions to which it refers are no longer supported.

    You will find Linux supports most hardware out there. And whilst I can't make guarantees, I can say: Just try some. Most of them are also live cd's so you can boot the cd in live mode and try it to see how it works. Not sure about CrunchBang.
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    I will heed your advice. Thanks for the direction. I guess i was following some mighty old crumbs in my research.

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    Default Re: 8 Colors Only Suse 10.1 Ibm 43p-260

    Quote Originally Posted by sarnone View Post
    I will heed your advice. Thanks for the direction. I guess i was following some mighty old crumbs in my research.

    Regards
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    Good luck - And we are always interested to know how you get along - Without prejudice to your choice of distro of course!
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