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Old 08-24-2005, 08:35 AM   #46
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I didn't know that was online. :-D

I have one for Slackware 7.2 I think..
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:38 AM   #47
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Hm... I don't know how to enable my on board AGP then...

Because of the computer's make, could it be that the AGP card is set to auto load for windows? That's just a shot in the dark though.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:40 AM   #48
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"mount" refers specifically to the filesystem on the IO device, not the device itself.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:42 AM   #49
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agpgart was loaded, your onboard chipset was enabled. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to get anything GUI-wise. Perhaps I didn't explain that...nope I didn't.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:44 AM   #50
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agpgart was loaded, your onboard chipset was enabled. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to get anything GUI-wise. Perhaps I didn't explain that...nope I didn't.
This makes sense...

So then, does 'lsmod | grep agpgart' refer to the specific load on my video card at that specific time?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:47 AM   #51
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lsmod means "list modules"
| is a pipe which takes the output of lsmod and gives it to
grep, which means "search for a pattern matching"
Therefore, "lsmod | grep agpgart" means "take the output of lsmod and search for agpgart." It has nothing to do with the load on your video card, it's a search for a module.
 
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lsmod means "list modules"
| is a pipe which takes the output of lsmod and gives it to
grep, which means "search for a pattern matching"
Therefore, "lsmod | grep agpgart" means "take the output of lsmod and search for agpgart." It has nothing to do with the load on your video card, it's a search for a module.
I see. I'll be better off for getting some reading done.

So then, is it safe for me to assume that while outside of any GUI my onboard card will be listed as unused, but a check while running fluxbox will render it as used?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:54 AM   #53
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Well, the agpgart module will be listed as unused, but that's not the same as your onboard chipset. That's obviously being used, or else you couldn't see anything.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:58 AM   #54
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Start hanging around the Slackware forum too. That'll help LOTS.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:58 AM   #55
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Interesting that I never learned what a chipset is. Still, I won't find out tonight, as I'm leaving for English Orientation in 3 hours. Charred, thankyou much for your help. This isn't the last of me though, be sure of that.

Goodnight.

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Old 08-24-2005, 09:01 AM   #56
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Chipset is a set of silicone chips that makes up the "guts" of a given hardware item.

You're welcome.
Pay attention in English, it was always one of my favorite classes.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 05:33 PM   #57
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If all the 1.8 GHz machine needs is a PSU, why not just take one out of the one you've got? A P4 or Celeron 1.8 can be run on a 200 Watt PSU without problems.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:28 PM   #58
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the PSU I've got in this old emachine is 120W

Plus, my mom has asked me to set up a desktop for my young siblings, so I'm thinking that I can set little Eric up with Linux and give him a better history with computers than I ever had.

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Plus, fixing all the problems he makes will be good practise for me. :P
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:59 PM   #59
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Problems

Well, 120W would possibly work. Also, you said there were a few machines around. Perhaps one of the others...? I just think that you're wasting your time with 1MB of onboard video RAM, because you'd need at least 4MB to give you a GUI worth using, and you're robbing your machine RAM to get it if you could. You'll be much happier with a little more power, just one generation of PC would be much better.
 
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He's got 4 mb, but you're still right.
 
  


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