#40 Garbled screen

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2014-08-05
2009-08-06
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I've experienced screen corruption with FreeDOS 1.0 CD - the screen was virtually unreadable

It was run on old Pentium MMX 166Mhz machine with S3 Trio64V+
The same system had no corruption with Linux, MS-DOS and Windows in either Text mode and GUI.
However the same CD showed no (at least not so severe) on other my machines.

It is not a critical for me, but I thought you should be aware of this.

Discussion

  • I'm also experiencing screen corruption on a Pentium 133MHz with an S3 Trio64V+ while Damn Small Linux and the Windows 98 I'm trying to replace both work.

    (Though I did have to use the menu-based X configurator under Damn Small Linux and force a lower resolution so it didn't decide to prefer resolution over colour depth and drop me into a 256-colour mess.)

    I've attached some screenshot-by-screenshot comparisons. (VirtualBox screenshots vs. darkened-room photos of the old PC's LCD)

     
    Last edit: Stephan Sokolow 2014-08-05
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