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Old 03-31-2005, 03:07 AM   #1
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Location: Langley, BC, Canada
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Missing agp-gart modules (moving from PCI to AGP video card)


Hopefully somebody out there knows how to get around this problem (gracefully)....

I have a really nice Debian (unstable) computer that used to be just a server but recently got upgraded to "room-mate's computer." In the process I decided to swap out the crappy PCI video card that was in the box for a nicer AGP model. However, upon boot up XFree notifies me that I don't have AGP support loaded into the kernel!! (I installed the computer WITH the PCI card in, I believe, so I never got around to installing the modules).

So the question is, is it possible to gracefully get these modules installed WITHOUT reinstalling the system? I have so many tweaks on there it would take months to duplicate the setup !!!

If anyone in linuxland has any tips they would be much appreciated!!

Old 03-31-2005, 04:08 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
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Doing some reading online led me to the idea that maybe I should build a new kernel (mine's kinda old anyway) and include those modules in the process.

I don't know if this is a 'smart' idea but I'll post back in the morning with an when it's done compiling.



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