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Old 07-26-2004, 10:51 PM   #1
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How can I specify the video driver during installation?

When I install my Linux Fedora system, the video card probe use the Geforce fx generic driver. But the driver won't work, the screen is blank. I know I can use the vesa driver to get it fix, but I don't know how to do it.

my video card: Geforce fx 5600
Old 07-27-2004, 12:40 AM   #2
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Originally posted by xcalibra
I know I can use the vesa driver to get it fix, but I don't know how to do it.
just change the driver to "vesa", by editing your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (or whatever) file...

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
Driver "vesa"
#VideoRam 4096
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "VESA Framebuffer"
Monitor "My Monitor"

have you thought about installing the official nvidia drivers??

if you do, remember to change the driver name to "nvidia"...
Driver "nvidia"
you can get the drivers here:

also, keep in mind that the generic driver usually works, and the reason you're having problems might be the monitor configuration...

what error messages do you get when you start X???

Last edited by win32sux; 07-27-2004 at 12:50 AM.


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