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Old 08-15-2001, 05:18 PM   #1
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configuration X

Hi ive some question to configurate X11. I had read the manual already, but i'm not sure why X dont work with my ATI Rag128 (if i do xviddetect stands somthing like ATI Rage128 Server ... So but while the installation my card isn't detected, if Debian trys to write the configuration file for X it goes into a loop wich dont end. Mh other question, do i need X? Not realy don't I? All I need is also avaivable for shell isnt it? Please also look to my thread Dialing out with wvdial, this is also important, thank you!
Old 08-16-2001, 01:05 AM   #2
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I am pretty sure that there is a kernel option for the ATI Rage 128. Try adding this option in and rerunning Xconfigurator.

You don't need X if all you want is work with the command line. If you want to have any kind of GUI, X will need to be configured successfully.
Old 08-16-2001, 01:28 AM   #3
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xf86 4.1.0 has support for the rage 128 with the "ati" driver - it needs to be specified in the /etc/XF86Config file. however, i know that a few people have had significant trouble setting up an ati card - if you search this site, you should find a few threads on the subject.

for your question : no, you don't need x. it just makes everything prettier and easier. even if you can't get accelerated support in the ati rage 128, you should be able to get x running.. but, if you're just trying to set up a bare-bones server, then you might want to leave out x. personally, i would set it up anyway, for the occasions when you would want to work directly on the server after it's set up. you don't need to keep x running all the time.


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