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armus513 01-21-2005 06:13 PM

changing video driver via command line
I have installed Mandrake 10.1 on a virtual PC. During the setup, it did not auto detect the video card (GForce GTS I believe). I picked a driver, but didn't test and it is apparently the wrong one. System boots ok, but x will not load b/c of this bad driver. I can reinstall the whole thing and pick a new driver, but Im trying to learn something from this so.... can someone tell me what to edit to switch to a different driver for my video card or point me to a thread that already has it explained? thanks


kilgoretrout 01-21-2005 06:43 PM

If you can boot to a command line login, run:

$ su
<enter root password>
# XFdrake

that will bring up the mandrake graphics config tool, XFdrake. It looks similar to what you saw during the install except it uses a primitive sort of graphics, ncurses, and there is no mouse support. You navigate the menus using the arrow keys. You can change your graphics driver and test the configuration with this program.

armus513 01-21-2005 11:35 PM

thanks kil, worked like a charm!


ogross74 02-04-2005 04:00 AM

Anyone knows how to do that for Fedora?

Micro420 02-04-2005 11:03 AM

XFreeconfig, or sometihng like that.
If you using xorg, then it's xorgconfig

Those are all text based configurations you can try in your console.

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