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Re: configure devices

On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 08:22:23PM +1100, Russell wrote:
> soap_suds wrote:
> >Hi there..
> >
> >I have installed debian woody  on my PC recently. I was using RHL7.1 
> >till now. All my devices (graphics card, sound card etc) were 
> >autoconfigured in RHL is there any way to do the same in debian. I tried 
> >for the last few days googling and also searching debian list archives 
> >for previous mail.
> >
> >I know the problem will be ok if i reinstall rhl7.1 get the config files 
> >and then use them.. is there any other way since now i
> >have blown my previous rhl partition.
> >
> >If there are some good urls then do suggest them please...
> >
> >I specifically want to detect graphics card, sound card and mouse, mine 
> >is a Dell Optiplex Gx150 PC.
> >
> >tried "lspci" but didn't give much info.
> >
> >I do hope this is the right place to ask my question
> First do: XFree86 -configure
> as root, and add the relevant parts to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to get
> the video, mouse and other things going. man X, man XFree86, man 
> XF86Config-4,
> man startx, man gpm, google, etc.

Possibly easier: 

$ apt-get install discover mdetect read-edid
$ dpkg -P --force-depends xserver-xfree86 xfree86-common
$ apt-get install xserver-xfree86 xfree86-common

And let it try to autoconfigure your video and such.  Also, have you
installed a proper kernel yet?  The bf2.4 or 2.2.20-idepci kernel are
specifically known to not support things like soundcards and such.

Rob Weir <rweir@ertius.org>				http://ertius.org/

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