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Old 01-22-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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trying to get 3D acceleration in video card


ok im following these instructions





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Install the xorg-driver-fglrx package from the Restricted repository (see Chapter 2, Adding, Removing and Updating Applications).
2.

You now need to configure the computer to use the new driver so run this command in a terminal:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

3.

When the dialogue appears and asks whether to do automatic detection of your video, pick Yes.
4.

When asked to select a driver, pick fglrx.
5.

Follow the remaining instructions as appropriate.
6.

Restart your machine for changes to take effect.



well i installed the driver from synaptic . and when i run the sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg command. i get this error
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
i was able to access it before but after i installed the driver i got the message. i uninstalled it again but i still get the error. anyone know what it might be? im using xubuntu 7.10
 
Old 01-22-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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Try to see what process is using it
lsof /var/cache/debconf/config.dat
 
Old 01-22-2008, 09:02 PM   #3
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it doesnt show anything. it just moves on to the next line.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 10:37 PM   #4
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well i fixed it. but when i change it to fglrx and restart it i get a seizuring black and white screen at start up . and i tried all the different resolutions. and it only worked when i put it back to the original card thing wich is 'intl' or osmething. so il just forget about it.
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:55 AM   #5
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If you have an Intel videocard, it's generally not a good idea to install the fglrx driver. Because it's for the ATI cards, not Intel's...
 
Old 01-23-2008, 11:41 AM   #6
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so what do i do for an intel card?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 11:44 AM   #7
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OK, let's make it clear. What videocard do you have? Run lspci from a terminal and find out.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 04:53 PM   #8
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i get this


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82810 GMCH (Graphics Memory Controller Hub) (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82810 (CGC) Chipset Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)
01:0e.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems LT WinModem
 
  


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