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Old 11-11-2002, 09:24 PM   #1
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Linux on Odd Hardware

I have a Toshiba SC-! Printer Server. Proc is 200 Mhz. AMD K6, Video card is VGA. Board does not support SVGA. Can I run X, and if so, which vid card would you reccomend? Assuming X will work, would a current release (like SOT Linux) work OK or would I be better off with an older distro like Mandrake 7.2 or Suse 6.3, for example?
Old 11-11-2002, 09:28 PM   #2
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you'll be happy to know that X will work for VGA cards. far as which distribution to use, that's up to you. If you feel like somewhat of a more experienced user, gentoo, LFS, or LRS are good for really odd hardware

Old 11-11-2002, 09:55 PM   #3
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Sorry, I did not think my question through. I know X will work with VGA at 620x480 w/12 colors? Box is going to be a donation, and win 9X is not an option at this resolution. Will an SVGA card work? 800/600 - 24000 colors?
Old 11-12-2002, 11:33 AM   #4
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An SVGA card will work. The question is, what chipset are these video cards? Are they old Tridents are something?

It should say right on the card.

When you say, "Board does not support SVGA," to what are you referring? Is the video card onboard or something?


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