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Re: old hardware, newer Debian

Mike McClain <mike.mcclain@nowhere.net>:
>  I just installed sarge on a box I've happily been running woody on
>  for 5 years and find I can't run X cause the Trident tvga 9800b
>  chipset is no longer supported in the xserver-xfree86 v4.3. Any

Try the svga driver.  I'm using a PCI Matrox card, development of
which was stopped long ago.  svga driver picked up the slack and it
works beautifully.

>  body got any idea what risks I'd run to install woody X stuff on
>  sarge or is there a better way?

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