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Old 12-28-2007, 01:07 PM   #1
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error at booting after installing new videocard

I have installed linux debian (etch) on a system that had its video on the ASUS motherboard (intel chipset). Later I installed ATI All-In-Wonder PRO video card, and after that Linux would not start anymore (it stops loading with error message). How do I fix this without reinstalling linux again?
Old 12-28-2007, 01:31 PM   #2
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What exactly is the error message?

Do you get a console login prompt, i.e.
Ubuntu 7.10 McLaren tty1

McLaren login:
or similar?

It may be that you just need to rerun the X server config. Which X server are you using?

Under Debian-based systems, you would log in as root and run a command such as:
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
(changing 'xserver-xorg' for the appropriate X server package)
It should then take you through the steps to re-detect your video card.

If this doesn't work, please give details of the error encountered and, if you can, the contents of your xorg.conf (or equivalent).

Hope this is of some help.


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