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Old 01-02-2003, 05:08 PM   #1
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Superprobe on Slackware?

Absurdly new newbie here wondering if superprobe should be included in Slackware and if so how can I access it (and if not where can I get it?)

I'm running Slackware 8.1

Installed it, and when it came to configuring xfree86, several online documents recommended running superprobe first to try and find out some video card info... I tried running it, when that didn't work I tried a few 'find' type commands from my brand new Linux command reference and couldn't find it anywhere.

(don't have the reference here with me at work and can't remember the exact commands, but the description of one of them seemed to imply that if there were a command/program/file with that name anywhere in the system it should have been found....??)

Am I overlooking something, or is it not necessarily included in all distos?

Any help or somewhat helpful verbal abuse would be appreciated. Thanks.
Old 02-19-2003, 11:12 AM   #2
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Same here...

Not only does Slackware CD1 not contain SuperProbe, it doesn't have XF86Setup or XF86_SVGA or anything other than the bare-bones XFree86.

I had to go to a seperate site to get it... just to download the xset.tgz, xvg16, and packages. So, now I have XF86Setup, but it REQUIRES SuperProbe!!! HAHAHA, so, I have to find out what package contains SuperProbe and install that.

I'm assuming that the other CD's may have these packages?

Old 02-19-2003, 11:20 AM   #3
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If you know what kind of video card you have just configure X by typing: xf86config at a terminal or command as root.
Old 02-19-2003, 12:28 PM   #4
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I was able to get XFree86 working on slackware when I downloaded the savage driver (have a savage 2000 board). Since then, I've decided that I just don't have the time to learn Linux through and through the hands on kinda way - so I bought myself RedHat 8.0...

Although I'm sure slackware would work eventually if I just stuck with it and read enough documentation, and I'd probably prefer to lean how to successfully install slackware and tweak it to my hearts content, I just don't have the time right now to troubleshoot every single peice of hardware in my machine...

RedHat detected all of my hardware. It was a really easy install... there are things that I don't like about it already, but a trouble free installation is a good thing.

Thanks for the comments anyway.


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