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Old 08-10-2006, 11:46 PM   #1
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gentoo video card


ok this is now a real question because i have something els working i got kde gnome xfce but when i rebooted i got a blank screen for the boot loader and then i hit enter and it started to boot gentoo but ok i have no problem with that but when i get to the shell i hit kdm and its video card has not been detected and i cannot read the text so it there something i can emerge while in slackware chrooted into gentoo that will get my internet to work and then emerge something to get the video card to work.

P.S. sorry if this is a long run on sentence and it might hard to understand but please try to just understand it as best as possible and reply because i need help.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 11:57 PM   #2
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waaaaaaaaaaaa ???
could u please break that up into smaller sentances mate. ur saying ur able to start the GUI or ur not able to start it ??
 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:46 AM   #3
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Grammar is freaking awesome man.

What kind of video card do you have?
 
Old 08-11-2006, 10:16 PM   #4
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i have no clue how do i check
 
Old 08-12-2006, 12:29 AM   #5
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Type 'lspci' into a terminal and post the output.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 02:12 AM   #6
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Probably it is using framebuffer and it is using the settings that your monitor does not support. If you set framebuffer as a module, enter the names of the framebuffer modules in /etc/hotplug/blacklist. This will make sure framebuffer is not loaded upon boot up. For grub, you need to leave out the splash because it also uses framebuffer.

Please use a word processor like OpenOffice or something else to check the grammar.

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Grammar is freaking awesome man.
I hope this is sarcasm.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 11:03 PM   #7
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pcilib: Cannot open /proc/bus/pci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:01.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
01:02.0 Modem: Broadcom Corporation BCM4212 v.90 56k modem
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 81)
 
Old 08-13-2006, 01:25 AM   #8
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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
that shows its an onboard intel VGA chip. now if your GUI is not starting on account of the graphics driver not being detected can you show us what the "Devices" section of your xorg.conf file looks like ? perhaps changing the river there manually will give the desired results.
 
  


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