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RE: X troubles



What is Sid or Woody? I'm not familiar, how would I know?

I'll get xfree86 v4.1 and run the configuration tools.
Good suggestion on compiling the nv driver into the kernel, I found
something on the nv site for that.

Thanks for your help.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jaye Inabnit ke6sls [mailto:ke6sls@cox.net] 
Sent: May 9, 2002 11:57 PM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: X troubles


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On Thursday 09 May 2002 10:09 pm, Darren Martz wrote:
> Yeah, I think that was a thin on the information - sorry about that.
>
> I ran XF86Setup, the graphics version and my video card is not listed 
> so I chose the standard vga. I knew it wouldn't be great, but at least

> a start. On the monitor I first selected from the bottom of the list 
> of abilities. I also chose 800x600 with 16 bpp (my first attempt was 
> much higher). The results was a very fuzzy screen, and 
> ctrl-shift-bkspace...

    Greetings Darren:

You still didn't get very specific.  So what I will *assume* is that you
are 
running perhaps Sid or Woody.  You will want to make sure you have
xfree86 
v4.1 on your system.  It includes drivers for your nv* card, or you can 
download drivers from nv's site for linux.  I've heard the nv
proprietary 
drivers are better, fwiw.

Next, as root, the trick is to use Debian's tool that I found works well
at 
least on my testing (Woody) and unstable (Sid) boxes:

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

That command will start the configuration tools.  That should get you on
your 
way as far as collecting the info for mouse, where the mouse is plugged
into, 
your video card, memory of the card, monitor and what kind of screen 
resolution you wish to use.

I also might mention, if you want all you can get, then compile a kernel

(2.4.x) and add your card.  Took a few compiles to get all I could out
of my 
voodoo3, but it's better than the older 2.2.x I was using.

I don't have specific experience with your nv card, but I plan to buy
one in 
the next week or two to replace my voodoo3.

hth, always the best of luck to you

tatah
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