Re: Debian installation: monitor/videocard problem
Liudmila Yafremava said:
> Diamond Viper 16MB TNTA AGP
> Sony Trinitron 21" Multiscan 520GS
that should be pretty easy then..
make sure you have some of the basic packages installed:
apt-get install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi xfonts-base xserver-xfree86
next, you should create /dev/mouse, this would be a symlink to your
mouse, so if your mouse is connected to the PS2 port I would:
cd /dev ; ln -s psaux mouse
cd /root ; X -configure
that will attempt to identify all your settings, when it exits
XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new
if you see a black/white dotted screen with an X cursor and the
mouse works, then its working, hit CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to exit,
copy the /root/XF86Config.new to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
then you need to install a windowmanager or desktop enviornment,
I use afterstep, but seems gnome and kde are getting popular,
use apt-cache to find the packages, or you can try tasksel which
can select groups of packages to install.
good luck, should be easy, TNT is a well support video card as
is your monitor.
for 3D acceleration you'll need nvidia's drivers but you can work
on that later, first get 2D workin