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Old 11-10-2003, 02:28 AM   #1
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xf86config via console.

So it's not the xf86config in text format..

My desktop is currently running at 640x480 resolution (Horrible, I know).
I know my monitor can support, at least, 1024x768 resolution.
I know my monitor settings i.e. Horizontal and Vertical refresh rates etc.
But I have no idea my video card (I have a feeling it's some 16mb Voodoo? But I'm not sure..)

So is there anyway to just skip the video card selection, or actually find out what the card is?

I have tested with things like ctrl+alt+numpad + but tehre's nothing set so it won't work.
Old 11-10-2003, 05:14 AM   #2
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just have a look at your bios and what it says about your graphic card then youll know also edit your XF86config file to chose 1024*768 instead of 640*480 as standart resolution
Old 11-10-2003, 05:14 AM   #3
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Try this (as root):

X -configure

X will then probe your system and drop an XF86Config file in /root/

Old 11-10-2003, 06:31 AM   #4
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Negative, neither of those help, thanks anyway guys
Old 11-10-2003, 06:39 AM   #5
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it should show up with /sbin/lspci


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