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Old 02-25-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
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Unhappy Graphic Card

I was installing Mandrake 9.0 and I couldn't find the right video card in the list. I have an MSI Geforce 4 Ti 4200.
Then, of course when I log in linux, it only shows me the command line. How can I change or find the right video card to set so that it can work without the command line?
I'm kind of a newbie here and I want to learn Linux Mandrake but to start like that is kinda hard.
Thanks for your help.
Old 02-25-2004, 10:24 AM   #2
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you might want to try running a command-line based, half-automatical configuartion tool for XFree... it asks you questions and, based to your answers, builds a configuration for XFree for you. after it you only need to install "external" driver if you need to do so, or simply start X.

it's called xf86config as far as I can remember....try either

locate xf86config

or, as root, simply


or alternatively, search for any xf-config-tool.

locate xf | grep conf | less

and execute them and see if any of them helps...or just edit the config file by hand (plain text, advices included, if it's there), it's /etc/X11/XF86Config
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First of all if you can get ahold of something a little more recent like 9.1 or 9.2 you will much more pleased with the install. 9.2 has great support for the nvidia cards. It been a wile since I've been in 9.0 system but if you launch XFdrake from the command line it will get you to a graphic card configuration. if you cant find a card driver that will work try the vesa driver under generic and see if x will launch with startx. If you need more help just post here.


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