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Old 15. Feb 2011, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm unsure if this is Pardus or hardware related which is why I started a new thread.

I attempted to install Pardus x32 into my second machine today and although the initial sequence runs complete with logo splash etc, when the main window appears it is unreadable. I can barely make out a few details and only then because they are in a different color. The whole thing looks like it has a venetian blind drawn across it. Is this in some way related to my graphics card?

This machine is now three years old and currently has Mint Julia installed with no issues at all. It has an AMD Sempron 3400 with 1G RAM and PC Chips MB which has so far accepted everything else thrown at it including systems made by that nice man from Redmond
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Can you boot from the Pardus live CD to change your display settings?
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Can you boot from the Pardus live CD to change your display settings?
Good question

Unfortunately I only have the x64 bit live version which I tried on my main machine. On the off chance I did try to run this in the other machine and it returns exactly the same effect. Being Pardus, if I want a 32 live I need to make another 1.3G download which doesn't appeal very much because their servers (from where I am anyway) are like treacle
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On Debian type distro's you can change you display settings via X server. In my case with Ubuntu I use the NVIDIA X server settings because of my video card. I had a similar problem that I fixed using my live CD.
Perhaps (and this is a guess) you can change your display using your monitors built in settings.

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Being Pardus, if I want a 32 live I need to make another 1.3G download which doesn't appeal very much because their servers (from where I am anyway) are like treacle
Ok. I have to ask. What the heck is "treacle"?
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Ok. I have to ask. What the heck is "treacle"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treacle

I believe it's an English expression when this is used to describe something being "slow".
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On Debian type distro's you can change you display settings via X server. In my case with Ubuntu I use the NVIDIA X server settings because of my video card. I had a similar problem that I fixed using my live CD.
Perhaps (and this is a guess) you can change your display using your monitors built in settings.

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Thanks for the tips. I sure won't get round to downloading another live version this week but I'll mess with the monitor settings and see what this does
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Old 16. Feb 2011, 04:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I believe it's an English expression when this is used to describe something being "slow".
I still wont ask for some treacle on my waffles at the local Denny's
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I still wont ask for some treacle on my waffles at the local Denny's
You wouldn't want it on your waffles, but if you ever have English style pancakes you absolutely must have some of this on them, preferably with both an orange and a lemon squeezed over.
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Although treacle is not exactly molasses its close. I remember as a young lad my grandfather would put molasses on my pancakes along with melted butter. It was very tasty as I recall. Treacle appears to be more refined.
This subject is making this Yank hungry

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PS: Still, Asking the 18 year old waitress for Treacle at the local middle American Denny's restaurant may produce unintended results

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