I figure that I should get some of the basics right before I decide to change distro's. I know that this Averatec 6240 (SIS M760 shared memory graphics card), isn't the most Linux friendly laptop to play with, but I'd rather not risk losing lots of data on my proper PC's until I am a bit more confident with Linux.
Question 1)...lol..... Fedora core 4 64bit.... I got the ms fonts which do seem to make the display better and I'm running at 1280x800 using the standard driver that comes with Fedora Core 4. It is usable, however is it the same driver or as good as the one from http://www.winischhofer.at/cgi-bin/d...40605-1.tar.gz
[euan@localhost ~]$ X -version
X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-22.ELsmp x86_64 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.14-1.1644_FC4 #1 Sun Nov 27 03:24:54 EST 2005 x86_64
Build Date: 21 September 2005
Build Host: hs20-bc1-5.build.redhat.com
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.14-1.1644_FC4 (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc version 4.0.1 20050727 (Red Hat 4.0.1-5)) #1 Sun Nov 27 03:24:54 EST 2005
Question 2)... Thomas Winischhofer says in his installation instructions from http://www.winischhofer.net/index.shtml
to “stop X” and I assume in my case he means replace sis_drv.0 in /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/drivers with the sis_drv.0 from /home/euan/sis_drv.o_xorg_6.8.2_amd64_240605-1.tar.gz_FILES that I downloaded. Then to start X again.
So how do I stop X, how exactly do I replace the sis_drv.0 file and then start X again?
I know that these questions might seem ridiculously silly to many of you, but as a Linux newcomer I don't understand it yet. I also don't know how to use the file browser as root..lol...
Thanks in advance,