This is almost funny. It’s definitely not deliberate.
Since the Sotec machine has been back in the house, I’ve given it a quick dust-off, and been happy to see that almost nothing has changed since the last time I touched it.
It still has a few quirks, like a tetchy CDROM and a some curmudgeonly keys. But for the most part, if properly managed, it’ll perform.
Framebuffer support in Debian though is kind of humorous. With most of the settings I tried in Grub2 (my very good friend Grub2 ), the screen had a distinct greenish wash to it.
Which made the entire experience appear in a purple-and-green tint. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Joker.
Under a full-scale X environment everything is fine, of course. And dropping the color depth to 8bpp makes everything right, more or less. Seems like it should be able to do better though. …
I’ll have to tinker with a few other 586-friendly distros, and see if I get the same mischievousness. No harm, no foul … but comical just the same.
Get it? Comical?! Ha! A pun!
P.S.: That’s dvtm by the way, and quite enjoyable at 450Mhz. But when your G key is acting up, it gets a little frustrating. …