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Old 05-27-2003, 10:25 PM   #1
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Video Card Bus identifier on Freex86 config


I'm trying to figure out what to input for my bus Identifier:

FreeX86 Setup is asking for my Video Card's Bus identifier. It says in "decimal value" to put in the info.

bus:nn:nn:nn

using the command "lspci" as it says i get in "hex value"

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nvidia Corperation: Unknown device 0251 (rev a3)

My question... how do i take the output in hex and convert that into decimal for the question its asking.. ive tried inputing "AGP:02:00:00" and continue to get a "No screens found error"

I'm currently running generic "vesa" video drivers. and generic monitor.

System:
Xp1800+
Abit Nforce NV7-133R
Geforce 4 ti4400
 
Old 05-27-2003, 10:43 PM   #2
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Download and install the nvidia linux drivers, the readme file on the download page has the full instructions on what to edit in your XF86Config, and even contains a sample.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 10:51 PM   #3
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for debian 3.0

question... is the "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-freex86" command the same as "xf86config" command.

just seems when i run the xf86config it doesnt seem to do any thing. but when i run the dpkg command that always works. just wondering whats the point of the xf86config... unless i installed it wrong...

and ive downloaded the nvidia 4363 drivers from ftp://download.nvidia.com was able to make_install the GXL file.. but not the kernel... seen some people saying something about the debian kernel not working with that driver... my kernel version is 2.2.20... and im lead to believe that i need 2.4.20 for them to work... but thats from what ive seen though some board troving... please tell me if that statment is incorrect...
 
Old 05-27-2003, 11:05 PM   #4
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You need a 2.4.xx series kernel and XFree86-4.x.x for the nvidia linux driver, and the geforce 4 is not supported by the xfree86 'nv' driver AFAIK.

Last edited by Aussie; 05-27-2003 at 11:07 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 11:14 PM   #5
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hehe thanks, just reinstalled debian... found out that i can change the kernel version on install "boot:" promt ... installing kernel 2.4.20 now! yay hopefully i can use the nvidia drivers and get xwindows up!

ive been messing with debian for a week or so and have yet to see xwindows... learned alot being faced with only a command prompt... when im use to flashy Win XP that does everything for me in a wink... Thanks a bunch for your help
 
Old 05-27-2003, 11:22 PM   #6
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If you want a debian with more recent software then point your apt sources to "unstable" or "testing". If you want new software in a ready to go package then install slackware.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 11:27 PM   #7
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You tryin to convert me?
slackware similar to the make up of debian?
i kinda like being on the "unstable" side of things.. guess if im gonna learn something, im gonna learn it the hardway
 
Old 05-27-2003, 11:34 PM   #8
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Slackware will be easier to set up with newer hardware.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 11:40 PM   #9
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i got a BSD friend that told me to try out debian, figuring she could help me out with it. alas i get myself in to this nasty confusing mess and just now sorting it out.... i might just try Slackware soon

thanks again for your help though much appreciated
 
Old 05-27-2003, 11:50 PM   #10
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Your welcome.
 
  


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