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Old 05-13-2005, 09:05 PM   #1
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Need video driver r128 (EDIT:solved)

I just switched distros from Mandrake to Slackware, and I'm pretty sure that Slackware does not have the proper video driver for my card. My computer is a laptop, and so probably has some funky configuration for the drivers, so it's hard to find the proper driver. When I was using Mandrake, the video output worked just fine... and as I recall, it was configured to use the driver "r128." I tried configuring the "xorg.conf" file to use the r128 driver, but X gave me something about "cannot find screens" or something to that extent, then died. So, now I'm pretty sure that Slack doesn't have the proper video driver.

I ended up googling all over to see if I can download the driver individually, but I couldn't seem to find anything. What frustrates me is that there is this one driver, that I *know* works, and *know* exists, but I can't find it...

But anyway, is there a way I can retrieve a the driver from a Mandrake install CD, or somehow access it on the internet? I'm sorta new to Linux, so I'm not quite sure how I would go about installing a new driver, so any tips on that would be appreciated as well.

Thanks in advance


Last edited by XormArc; 05-14-2005 at 01:08 AM.
Old 05-13-2005, 11:38 PM   #2
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have you tried backing up your xorg.conf and re-running xorgconfig ( or whichever method you use)?

from slack 10.1 with default xorg installation:

/usr/X11/lib/modules/drivers$ ls
apm_drv.o        cirrus_laguna.o  i810_drv.o*   savage_drv.o         vesa_drv.o
ark_drv.o        cyrix_drv.o      linux/          r128_drv.o       siliconmotion_drv.o  vga_drv.o
ati_drv.o        dummy_drv.o      mga_drv.o       radeon_drv.o     sis_drv.o            via_drv.o
atimisc_drv.o    fbdev_drv.o      neomagic_drv.o  rendition_drv.o  tdfx_drv.o           vmware_drv.o
chips_drv.o      glint_drv.o      nsc_drv.o       riva128.o        tga_drv.o
cirrus_alpine.o  i128_drv.o       nv_drv.o        s3_drv.o         trident_drv.o
cirrus_drv.o     i740_drv.o       nvidia_drv.o*   s3virge_drv.o    tseng_drv.o
Old 05-14-2005, 01:05 AM   #3
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Sweet! I got everything configured. Darn, I had the right driver all along. *and all I had to do was run that program*...

Thanks man.

Yarr. Is there any way I can lock this thread?

Last edited by XormArc; 05-14-2005 at 01:07 AM.


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