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Old 01-04-2008, 02:08 AM   #1
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i740 VGA card not supported


I am new to linux and have intermittently used CentOS. I am now trying out Dynebolic 2.5.2

I have downloaded and burnt the Dynebolic 2.5.2 LiveCD. It boots ok but the GUI does not come up. The command line works though. Issuing a
startx command gives an illegal hardware instruction error. After playing with the system I realize that the problem may be that my VGA card is not
VGA card :generic i740 with 8MB RAM
PC : AMD K6-III+ 450MHz

I also managed to install the Dynebolic onto the HDD following instruction
on the web.

Browsing the Web I have come to the conclusion that I have to download the
driver sources for the i740, compile it and install it.

Is this correct ? Can somebody tell me how to go about this ?

Old 01-04-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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Sounds like your Xconfig file is not using the correct driver. depending on your X server you need to look for Xorg.conf or Xfree86.conf. They are usually located in /etc/X11/

In the file you should look for a line that looks something like this

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "VideoCard"
	Driver      "vga" <----Try vga or vesa vesa probably be best 
	VendorName  "Generic"

I hope this helps you
Old 01-07-2008, 02:01 AM   #3
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ok thank you, I will try this.


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