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Old 07-29-2003, 05:27 PM   #1
lakerfan
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Unhappy REDHAT 6.1 and XF86_SVGA


Im trying to reconfigure my video card settings for my SiS PCI video card but can't get the proper server to install.

I actually ran xf86config in text mode and set my mouse, keyboard, monitor and video configurations. This created a file called xf86config. I chose XF86_SVGA as my server for SiS video card. However, one of the documents I read instructed me to:
1) Setup XF86_SVGA as my default server
2) Copy the XF86Config file to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11

I checked both /usr/X11R6/bin/ and /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 and etc/X11 but I still see the XF86_Mach64 server listed. Is the XF86_SVGA server a file that can just be copied over this?

How should I overwrite this with XF86_SVGA and link this to X?
Thanks...
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:02 AM   #2
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Please tell us what version of X you are using, see http://www.xfree86.org/ for more info. If you are 'not' using the latest version, please D/L it and install it according to the documentation. Is there a compelling reason to be using RH 6.1, there are many reasons, mainly security and compatability, to upgrade at this time, to RH 9.0 or MDK 9.1 . I think there is a sim link you have to make, but my memory of 6.1 is failing at this time. I don't want to tell you the wrong thing, because newer versions of Xfree have a different security model, and you can't just do a 'ln -s /usr/X11/bin/XF86_SVGA /usr/X11bin/X' anymore, even if that was what my failing memory says, I'd really have to have a look at your directories to remember how it alll ties together.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 12:34 PM   #3
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The version of xfree86 that came with it is 3.3.6. The reason I'm trying to install RedHat 6.1 is because that's the version that came with the book I had bought. Since I wanted to follow some of the procedures in the book, I went ahead and tried to install this version of RH Linux.

If anything, I will try and install version 9.0. Hopefully, this will address my video card problems. The main concern I have is that I have an onboard video and a PCI video card so at install, it usually detects the onboard video.

Any tips on how I could avoid these when installing ver 9.0?

Thanks...
 
Old 07-30-2003, 01:15 PM   #4
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In the mean time, pull, disable one of the video cards, and install. It should work fine, you can then work on getting the other video card to work. X does support two video devices, albeit it's difficult sometimes, maybe it's gotten easier of late, but I'm sure you can get one or the other video card up and running right now.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 01:17 PM   #5
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Your motherboard 'maker' should have instructions on 'how' to disable the on-board video. Sometimes it's via the BIOS settings, or else an actual 'jumper' on the motherboard itself.
 
  


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