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Re: Geforce II under Xwindows



On Mon, 11 Feb 2002 05:20:57 -0800 (PST)
Ihab Mohsen <linuxicon@yahoo.com> wrote:
> For some reason I cant run any xserver for my Geforce
> II VE graphics card except the VGA_16 server so you
> can guess what the graphics are like...any ideas which
> server I should be running 

Well, it sounds like you're trying to use an XFree86 3.3.6 X server.
Unfortunately, support for the GeForce didn't come out until 4.x. If
you're using Woody or Sid, just 'apt-get install xserver-xfree86'.
That's the unified 4.x X server, you want to use the "nv" driver module.
After installing xserver-xfree86, double check that /etc/X11/X points to
/usr/bin/X11/XFree86 (check with '/bin/ls -l /etc/X11/X'). If it isn't
pointing to the right file, then 'rm /etc/X11/X' then 'ln -s
/usr/bin/X11/XFree86 /etc/X11/X'. Then run 'dpkg-reconfigure
xserver-xfree86'.

If you're using Potato, you have two options: you can either upgrade to
Woody or Sid, or install XFree 4.x packages which have been backported
to Potato. The latter is available at http://people.debian.org/~cpbotha/
.. Read the READ.THIS files here and there, they'll give you instructions
on how to do the install.

Hope that helps :)

P.S.: (nitpick) it's not "x windows" or "x-windows" or "xwindows" :)
It's X, or X11, or the X windowing system, or if you use XFree86 (which
you do), XFree or XFree86. :)

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