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Old 12-29-2001, 10:19 PM   #1
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Question configure x windows with on onboard vga motherboard

hi guys,

I am currently using ; 20 GB Harddisk,
> 256 SD Ram , AMD 800 Mhz processor ,
> MSI-6340 motherboard,CD -Rom.
> MSI 6340 has a onboard sound and onboard
> VGA.
> is there a way to configure the drivers manually ?
> 1. where to find the msi -6340 VGA driver ?
> 2.I have already install the caldera into my
> computer but my default is windows 98;
> how to activate my linux os then ?
> hope you can repsonse to me ASAP
> bye.Thanks.
> regards,
> jimmy
Old 12-31-2001, 11:28 AM   #2
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The driver for the video is going to be part of the X-windows installation... that's kinda the idea with X, Nearly Everything is already there. The Windows problem of having to add hardware drivers for everything doesn't apply here...

First you have to find out what kind of video chipset it is. From the command prompt: lspci (one of them should say SVGA or VGA controller) Write that down and then:

cd /usr/X11R6/bin

or, for quick and dirty:

./XFree86 -configure (if it works you're going to have to hit ctrl+c to get out of it), then follow what it says to do next.

For sound, write down also what was in lspci and just post what it has as an audio controller.

As far as that second question, I'm kinda unclear, do you need to set up a dual-boot... how are you booting into Linux?



Last edited by finegan; 12-31-2001 at 11:30 AM.
Old 12-31-2001, 02:51 PM   #3
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If I understand the second question, you boot into Windows 98 as the default OS, and you want to change it to Linux. If you're using LILO, just change the default=<label name of the OS you want to boot> in the first stanza of the /etc/lilo.conf file.

If you're using GRUB, I believe that the default= line now points to the order of the stanzas. If someone else can correct me on this, I would appreciate it. In other words, first OS entry = 0, second OS entry = 1, Third OS entry = 2, etc.

Hope that helps.


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