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Old 12-09-2004, 12:29 PM   #1
adamNU08
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xgi volari xp5 (Dell Laptop video card) support?


I'm a pretty new linux user, and I'm trying to run Mandrake on a Dell Inspiron 5150. Everything is working fine, except that I can only run in 256 colors on the default VESA graphics card. My dell has an XGI Volari XP5 in it, and I can't find any way to get support on linux. Is there any way to make it work?

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Old 12-09-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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Linux does NOT directly support this card as the manufacturer refuses to make the programming specs available.

However Volari does expect to produce drivers themselves in the interim.

http://www.linuxhardware.org/article...52&mode=thread

Good luck with this because usually this kind of thing tends to be problematic.

Blame Dell/Volari and WRITE THEM to open source their drivers!
 
  


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