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Old 06-20-2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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Thumbs down DISPLAY :how to identify the video card

the display in my dell inspiron 6000 is coming as 800*600.
i reconfigured xserver
but dunno know the make of my card.
is there any command which i can use to find the video card.
Old 06-20-2006, 04:58 PM   #2
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You might read some of the pages on linux-on-laptops and tuxmobil for that laptop. Looks like a few people have had success installing Debian on there.
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apt-get install lshw

and then run lshw as root from the command line and it will output all of the hardware on youe machine. The under video it will tel you the what card you have.
Old 06-22-2006, 11:25 AM   #4
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My advice is usually wrong but how about 'superprobe' which comes with X, so you have it installed presumably. And 'discover' which will discover all sorts of hardware if you run it and is very friendly.

I have a Dell Inspiron 4000 with Sarge on it. It always starts at lowest resolution - have never bothered to fix it - just do: ctrl+alt+KP_+ (numpad +) twice, or however many times it needs.


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