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Old 01-09-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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how do I disable graphics acceleration in console mode

How do i disable grahpics acceleration in console mode?
Old 01-09-2005, 07:33 PM   #2
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I can't see any reason why it would be running in console mode to begin with. There's nothing to accelerate
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if you are talking about frame buffer.. you would disable through grub or lilo.. in lilo just change




in grub I am not sure.. I have never really used grub.
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thanks trey. ill go try that

yes there is a reason to disable it in console mode. I cant start xwindows cause it crashes (yes the linux in my pc crashes) every time. maybe its because i enabled graphics acceleration. I dunno I'm just a newbie
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The console mode fraebuffer and acceleration under X are two different things. Maybe I'd add a method to remove acceleration from X. Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and comment out 'Load "glx"' line. 'comment out' meas to put # before the line so it looks this way
# Load "glx"
If that doesn't work, look for 'Section "Device"'. There should be something like Driver "nvidia" close (instead of nviadia you may have a different thing, depending on the video card). Replace it with Driver "vesa". You should be able to start X then.


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