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Old 07-14-2003, 05:13 AM   #1
Kocil
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How to change video driver


Hi.

My Slackware 9.0 is working fine with default XFree80 config (vesa).
But I know that my video card is neomagic.
How can I change it ?

Thanks.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 05:25 AM   #2
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run xf86config and see if u can find ur card in the driver list
 
Old 07-14-2003, 07:00 AM   #3
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Thanks it works.

However, I wonder if there is any simpler configurator that only asks:
* driver type
* resolution
* color depth

The questions like horizontal refresh, refresh frequency, etc
really piss newbies off
 
Old 07-14-2003, 08:13 AM   #4
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lol, i think its as simple as it gets, next is emacs /etc/X11/XF86Config
 
Old 07-15-2003, 10:59 PM   #5
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lol.
Please don't laugh at Windowser - convert - to - Linuxer like me
I can't say its easy if its not as idiot as Windows.

btw, I had to pay for asking like this on Windows
 
Old 07-16-2003, 12:21 AM   #6
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heh, no worries man, im a recent convert myself too
 
Old 07-16-2003, 02:37 AM   #7
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Code:
X -configure
This attempts to configure everything for you. It usually does a good job and tells you when and how it fails.
 
  


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