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xiqtem 09-08-2008 10:39 AM

Seemingly stupid question for Debian experts about hardware detection in Debian.
 
If one has Debian installed on a machine and then at a later date wants to add a video card can they just physically install the card then reboot and Debian magically detect configure and install the proper software, and have everything be good in the world?

amani 09-08-2008 11:02 AM

yes..provided the card is a good one.

A smooth way of doing everything in GUI mode would be change /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
change driver to vesa or vga first.

Otherwise the configuration command is

#su
#dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (verify correctness)

xiqtem 09-08-2008 11:05 AM

cool. Thanks.

abd_bela 09-08-2008 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amani (Post 3273444)
yes..provided the card is a good one.

A smooth way of doing everything in GUI mode would be change /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
change driver to vesa or vga first.

Otherwise the configuration command is


#su
#dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (verify correctness)

But nothing about driver in last version of xorg.conf
where to change it ?

bcwagne 09-08-2008 10:15 PM

It should look something like this (assuming you are using an nvidia card, which I am):
Code:

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GT]"
    Driver        "nvidia"
EndSection

The Identifier is just the name xorg.conf uses within itself. The Driver is which driver it is using. Just change it to vesa or vga, then you are ready to set up your new card.


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