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Old 09-08-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
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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?
 
Old 09-08-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
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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)
 
Old 09-08-2008, 11:05 AM   #3
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cool. Thanks.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 11:44 AM   #4
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Quote:
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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 ?
 
Old 09-08-2008, 10:15 PM   #5
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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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