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Old 01-31-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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2x AGP 3d card? xwindows for debian

i looked at the things i should know before posting.. unfortunately i couldnt get much of the info i need.. all i know is that i am trying to get xwindows to run and i dont know what kind of video card i have.. its an old compaq AMD k6 and there is no video card in any slots.. no AGP.. no PCI.. i think that maybe it is built into the motherboard or was removed??

i am using the newest version of Debian as i just updated.. what sources should i use to find out what card i have.. is there anything i can install that will probe it in some way?

the box says it has a 2x AGP 3d card in it.. this is a compaq, i have to remove the power supply just to look at the motherboard and even then its half hidden behind things that i cant remove without dismanteling the whole computer.. i am just sort of lost as i am new to linux and the computer world entirely.. thankyou
Old 02-01-2005, 03:38 AM   #2
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1st are you running woody sarge or sid
2nd have you looked @ lspci
Old 02-02-2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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as far as debian version

etch? sarge? woody? potato? i have no idea whats going on.. i thought i was using debian!
i cant find out where this info is.. so all i know is... i have Deb mit.server.whatever testing Main

from that i upgraded everything.. so i should be whatever MIT gives for Testing..

i checked lspci like you said, the only thing i can see that remotely resembles anything that would be a video card is: 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 530/620 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter (rev a2)

all i can understand from this is: there is nothing in a pci slot.. there ARE NO agp slots.. so.. this all must be on the board? i dont even know... im trying to use linux because i dont want to use corprate proprietary ThoughtCrime... but im not a computer tech in any way.. im trying tho.. so thx for all the help everyone hwo reads this


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