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Old 04-09-2004, 01:37 AM   #1
crayola311
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prob one of the easiest question


So..................
After 5 installs of Mandrake 10.0 which turned out good each time except when i tried adjusting video card. IVE GOT TO DO IT RIGHT THIS TIME.
Sixth time is gonna be teh charm.

So heres the question.
What kind of video card do i have?

I've looked all over that thing and cant decipher what the model # is.
This is the ultimate newbie question. This is probably even worse. But nevertheless I need your help. Tell me how i can find out what kind of card I have.

I'll tell you this:

Engraved in the card reads "STB Systems"

Has a huge sticker which says "TEMIC"

Says BTV all over it (it is a tv tuner card)

There is also a small little sticker that says "rage".

Way to confused.

Since i have no memory of which computer i got this video card from this is no longer a resource. So all i have to go off of is jsut the plain ol simple card.
Help please,

Thanks
 
Old 04-09-2004, 01:47 AM   #2
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alright...rage cards are from ATI. Why do you need to adjust the card? does mandrake not detect it good? if you can install to a command prompt do this

su
lspci

and post the output
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:39 AM   #3
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so i found out what my video card is:

STB Rage I or II
Nevertheless their is no updated driver just the original driver for Win95.

Without the driver would i still be able to use Mandrake to decent performance.

This same video card supported xp 1028x768 256colors no problem.

Thanks
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:45 AM   #4
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You could try using a generic video card driver, one that supports up to 1024x768 256 colors. Make sure the monitor choice supports that too.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 05:00 PM   #5
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well for instance i have an NVidia GeForce2 card and SuSE worked fine w/out a driver other than the few 3D games that didn't work...i installed the Nvidia driver and now the 3D game work but other than games it should work good for u without the company driver
 
Old 04-09-2004, 08:04 PM   #6
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So i reinstalled and made it so that xfree would not boot up automatically so I would have control.

Mandrake is looking good 16million colors but still 800x600

I tried switching it to 1024x768 again and it failed but this time i could reboot and change it back again.

So if i get a generic video driver that supports 1024x768 I should be in good shape?

Thanks
 
Old 04-09-2004, 09:17 PM   #7
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seems like it should to me
 
Old 04-10-2004, 12:13 AM   #8
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recommendation

Can someone give me a recommendation as to which generic driver I should get

Thanks
 
Old 04-10-2004, 12:14 PM   #9
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Try choosing a SVGA driver when you go into your video card configuration. SVGA is showing as compatible for xfree86 and STB.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/video.html
 
  


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