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Old 11-25-2003, 01:50 PM   #1
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editing XF86Config for MSI FX5600 VTDR-128


Complete newby here, thus I'm New, Man.

I'm installing Red Hat Linux 9 on a new PC with an MSI FX5600 VTDR-128 video card which is supposed to be Linux compatible. Linux boots but it's only visible in text mode. I understand from other threads that I have to edit the XF86Config file to make it recognize the video card. I can do that but I don't know what the correct values should be.

Within the XF86Config file it currently reads:

Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESAdriver (generic)"

What values should be written in to make Linux recognize the video card?

Thanks in advance.

Old 11-25-2003, 03:39 PM   #2
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Change it to
Driver "nv"
This driver is not listed to work with FX5600, but you may try it. It doesn't have acceleration.
For accelerated driver please visit
Old 12-11-2003, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thank you Mara. The "nv" generic worked fine for the FX 5600 graphics.


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