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Re: getting XFree (3) to work with geforce MX

On Thu, Nov 23, 2000 at 01:38:12PM +0100, Manuel Reiter wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Nov 2000, Daniel Borgmann wrote:
> > well, thanks.. the problem is how to get X running with potato?
> > i don't want to tell my father to install woody.
> > i guess he will compile xfree 4 on his own if there is no other solution.
> > maybe this will break a lot of things (dependencies) so i don't have a good 
> > fealing about this.. :(
> You could go to 
> 	http://www.edlug.ed.ac.uk/Mirrors/Debian/dists/potato/cpbotha
> where you will find .deb packages of XFree86 4.0.1 compiled for potato. I
> burned everything from dists downward (if I remeber correctly) on a CD and
> used it with apt-cdrom. Worked like a charm and got me X running on my
> Geforce 2 GTS card. If you want the fancy GeForce 2 Graphics, you will
> probably have to get Nvidia's drivers from their website.
> I only recently installed this and have not experimented too much with it.
> > isn't there ANY way in xfree 3(!) to get a not supported card to work??
> > even if it runs in svga compatible mode with only 4mb of detected video ram, 
> > i wouldn;t care!! but it has to work!
> I experimented only briefly, but as far as I remember, I could only get
> XFree86 3.3.1 to work in 640x480 and 16 colors.
nvidia has drivers for linux  xf4 too, they work with the debian version
i guess.

look at http://www.nvidia.com/Products/Drivers.nsf/Linux.html
for more info

> Name:           Alson van der Meulen      <
> Personal:       alson@linuxfreak.nl       <
> School:       alson@gymnasiumleiden.nl    <
Sorry, we deleted that package last week...

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