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What does install in compatability mode mean

Postby jacatone on Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:19 pm

When I install LM LXDE 12, it lists regular and compatability mode. What is this compatability mode? Thanks.
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Re: What does install in compatability mode mean

Postby viking777 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:11 am

To make it more compatible with 'exotic' (or just old) hardware. Last time I looked it used the following boot 'cheat' codes - xforcevesa, nomodeset, b43-blacklist=yes, noapic, noacpi, nosplash, irqpoll.

They are easy enough to google if you want to find out about them.
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Re: What does install in compatability mode mean

Postby jacatone on Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:49 am

How old is old? I notice it installs either way.
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Re: What does install in compatability mode mean

Postby viking777 on Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:26 am

jacatone wrote:How old is old? I notice it installs either way.


Who knows?

If it won't work the normal way then you try the other way, that is all there is to it.
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