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Re: a newbie's question

On Wed, Dec 29, 1999 at 01:42:51AM +0800, Dragon wrote:
> First I can't configure the X to recognize my Matrox G200, all I can use
> is VGA16(other mode simple failed), which is untolerable. Redhat
> automatically recognize my G200.

You are using Debian 2.1, aren't you?  :-)  The XFree86 in Debian 2.1
(Slink) is severely outdated.  Fortunately, there is a XFree86 3.3.4
built for slink.  Add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://samosa.debian.org/%7Ebranden/ slink/

and I am sure you know how to do the rest of the magic with dselect and
apt-get.  For more information about X on Debian, see

> Second, I am using 3Com's 3c905c, and in 3Com's website there is a driver
> source for Linux, that's great. However, after I created the modules
> 3c90x.o and put it in the right directory, add a line 'alias eth0 3c90x'
> in /etc/conf.modules. The network simply not responding no matter how I
> tried, even I set the right IP/mask/gateway. I do the same with Redhat and
> it works.

I am not sure which version of modutils you're using.  In the latest Debian
potato, /etc/conf.modules has been renamed to /etc/modules.conf (when?  I
don't know.  I just noticed the change.)  Also, on potato, you do NOT edit
/etc/conf.modules or /etc/modules.conf directly, but rather, you edit the
files in /etc/modutils/.  Don't know if it applies though.

You might be able to find more help on the debian-users mailing list or on
the #debian channel on irc.debian.org.

Hope this helps,


Anthony Fok Tung-Ling                Civil and Environmental Engineering
foka@ualberta.ca, foka@debian.org    University of Alberta, Canada
anthony_fok@catholic.org             Keep smiling!  *^_^*
Come visit Our Lady of Victory Camp -- http://come.to/olvc

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