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Old 11-26-2010, 02:10 AM   #1
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Load module?


I'm running Archlinux. I used pacman(update/package manager) to download video drivers for my card, which was xf86-video-cirrus. Everything went well. Now I want to load the module/drivers.
lsmod returns list of loaded modules but the graphics isn't one of them.

How can I load the drivers that I downloaded?
Old 11-26-2010, 05:37 AM   #2
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Have you tried startx?
If the installation went well, it should load everything needed and you just have to
If there is anything wrong you should find it it the log (I usually do a
grep EE Xorg.0.log
to check)
Old 11-26-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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yes bro, startx doesn't work. That's why I'm trying to load my graphic card driver. The error of startx says x already running. When I kill and start again it says Fatal server error: Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already running. (which it's not)

Can someone please tell me how to load module/driver for cirrus video cards. I've downloaded it via pacman!


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