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Old 09-10-2005, 08:03 PM   #1
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Installing video card drivers on Ubuntu...

Ok so I'm new to linux still. I just did a fresh instal of Ubuntu. The first thing I noticed was the resolution was like 640x400. I really can't do much with this so I first started by googling for linux drivers for my voodoo3dfx card? I think that's what I got.

Anyways, is there anything like "device manager" to verify what kind of card I got?

Then also, when I was searching for drivers, the closest I got had a system requirement of Linux 6.1....

Any help on this?
Old 09-10-2005, 09:13 PM   #2
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Type lspci as root. This should display your video card, along with other valuable information. If that doesn't work, try apt-get install pci-utils or apt-get install pciutils ...not sure if there's a hyphen.
Old 09-11-2005, 10:48 AM   #3
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Well I have a Quattro that dose the same thing...all I do is edit the xorg.conf file and tweak the HorzSync and vertRefresh to something like 40-120 for both...I use dual Flat panels so I can only get 60-75 hz and this works for me. The other thing Ive noticed is that sometimes the mode lines are funky as 1024x1513 or some stupid combonation like that so alter the setting that coresponds to your DefaultDepth.

Once you do that hit <ctrl>+<alt>+<backspace> this should reload your x conf file. If it freaks out and X worries just edit the file again from the console using Vim or emacs or even nano.

Once X is set up the way you like it back the xorf file up to a floppy or somethin so you never have to do this again as long as you have this Video card.



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