I need some advice on how to upgrade the XFree86 files that came with Slink. My problem is that I have a card (STB nVIDIA TNT, 16 Mb of RAM) not listed in the stable version, but listed in the unstable version of X. Newer versions of X that came with Mandrake (in rpm format) work fine; but the older X files that came with Slink don't.
I need to use the svga server. Currently, if I use the svga server I get terrible resolution, around 320 X something, but if I use the vga server I can at least get vga resolution. So, I need to upgrade X.
But that's where I'm confused. Which files must I upgrade? The Debian FAQ-O-MATIC says to upgrade: xbase, xlib6, xfntbase and the xservers that I'll use. However, these files each have different dependencies that make me wonder whether the above is a complete list. Is it best to download all the X packages at http://www.debian.org/~branden/ and then run dselect?
Thanks for any help. I'm almost there with a fully functional Debian.