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Old 04-24-2005, 03:09 PM   #1
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Cant login to GUI after VGA update


Hi there
I have an IBM 300 pl actually its a PII, it was running mandrake 10 smoothly untill I upgraded the vga to a voodoo3 card ( yeah I know its old but its better than the on board chip). The system booted just fine into WinXP, but when I booted into linux the cofigure your new hardware dialog box came up, it did not respond immediatly so the system apparantly continued booting untill it reached a command based login screen instead of the usal GUI login-screen I rebooted and the same prob persisted
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Old 04-24-2005, 03:15 PM   #2
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Did you try typing startx? You will probably need to run xfree86config to setup the new video card, I dont know if its xfree86config or xfreeconfig but its something like that.

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Old 04-24-2005, 05:31 PM   #3
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You need to set up the video system to use the new video card before you can use xwindows. You can run the setup from the console. As root run 'XFdrake'. This will give you an ncurses version of the MCC video setup program. I'm not familiar with the voodoo3 card, however, if it's been around for a while, Mandrake may install a video driver module for it. Hopefully, it will be one of the video card options you can select.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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Thank you jschiwal
you advice was a total blast, everything is fine now thank you man.
 
  


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