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Old 10-11-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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finding the best linux distro


iam having alot of problems getting ubuntu running with my video card.its the 82845g which alot of people seem to have problems with also.since i cant figure out how too fix it,is there another linux distro that will run on my video card without needing too configure it?thanks
 
Old 10-11-2008, 09:41 PM   #2
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I expect most distros to have about the same support for video devices. Care to specify your issues with the card in question?
 
Old 10-11-2008, 11:06 PM   #3
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the problem i was having was that the refresh rate was off,also when i tried too set it too 1024x768 it would lock up the desktop.i tried other settings on it but still wouldnt work.it was saying my sony monitor was a 16" monitor when its a 19".i read other people got it setup right but it just wasnt working for me.here is my xorg.conf file details:

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
EndSection
 
Old 10-11-2008, 11:16 PM   #4
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Edit the Monitor section of your xorg.conf file (sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf) to include these:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-72
VertRefresh 43-60
Modeline "1440x900" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync
EndSection
 
Old 10-11-2008, 11:34 PM   #5
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iam installing debian in vmware so ill try that next on it.
 
Old 10-11-2008, 11:49 PM   #6
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So you are installing in vmware? You should have mentioned that. If you want decent graphics, then you need to install vmware-tools.
 
Old 10-11-2008, 11:55 PM   #7
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i actually installed ubuntu using the windows installer so i had it dual booting like that.i just tried installing it in vmware to see if it would make a difference.i finished installing debian on it and for some reason the graphics are fine.(no need to adjust video settings)iam going back too dual booting ubuntu,and will try your method too see what happens.its kinda slow when i run it through vmware cause i dont have enough ram.ill let you know what happens in about 30mins once its finished.
 
Old 10-12-2008, 01:07 AM   #8
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hey,i got it working in 800x600 but that was it.i think i might wait until i get a more compatible video driver before i try again.thanks for the help though.
 
  


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