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Old 10-05-2002, 08:40 PM   #1
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New computer, new problems


I built one of those Shuttle SS51g mini-computers and installed Mandrake 8.2. After the install, I discovered that Mandrake was using Xfree86 version 3.3.6 instead of 4.2 like it did on my other computer.

When I went into the Control Center to configure the display, I found the Sis SG86C201 chip listed, but when I selected and applied it, I got an error message. Something about 16 ppd(?) not supported by this chip.

Has Mandrake selected 3.3.6 because it knows the IGP won't work with 4.2? Or am I getting the error message because I'm not using 4.2?

How can I switch to 4.2 to try that?

How do I determine which XF86Config file is in use?

There's about four of them listed under /etc/X11/XF86Config.
 
Old 10-06-2002, 12:24 AM   #2
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At the end of install, you had the option to choose X 4.2. There's a button that lets you choose 3.3.6. Maybe called Advanced/Manual.

To switch to 4.2, the eaiest way is to reinstall.

Just by the modified date, the latest is the one you're using.
 
Old 10-06-2002, 09:37 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response.

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Just by the modified date, the latest is the one you're using.
What does this mean? Are you talking about the date of the XF86Config file? Where do I find the date?
 
Old 10-06-2002, 09:49 AM   #4
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ls /etc/X11 -tcr -l

If errors, do

locate XF86Config*

If errors, do

su
updatedb

Yeah, that's what I was talking about.
 
Old 10-06-2002, 11:24 AM   #5
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I used the ls /etc/X11 -tcr -l command and it listed just about every XF86Config file there is. Here's what it listed for today's date:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5771 Oct 6 2002 XF86Config-4

-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 5389 Oct 6 2002 XF86Config.test-4

-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 15602 Oct 6 2002 XF86Config.test

I used the locate command and got: command not found

Last edited by pilotgi; 10-06-2002 at 11:26 AM.
 
Old 10-06-2002, 01:08 PM   #6
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I figured it out. The IGP in this computer will not work with Xfree86 version 4.2 only 3.3.6.

Oh well, I was going to buy a GF4 card anyway so I can use my DVI connection on my new monitor.
 
  


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