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Old 11-15-2004, 11:22 PM   #1
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Trying to install neomagic drivers on a dell laptop

Newbie needs help!

Here's the specs: Dell latitute LM with a pentium 166, neomagic 128 ZV (NM2093) video card. Just installed Slackware 10.0, Kernel 2.4

Short story: I don't know how to install the video driver

Long story: I'm stuck in 640x480 mode now with the autodetected vesa driver, I tried running xorgconfig, there are 2 neomagic driver options there. If I choose either one X will not start. Sometimes error 10, sometimes 11 IIRC. So someone on another forum pointed me to this link.

I did the rpm2tgz thing and used the pkgtool to install it but now I can't figure out what to do with it. I tried using SBing's Slackware FAQ on the ATI driver as a guide but I can't figure out how to build the driver. I have no fglrx directory, I assume that is something specific to the ati, so how do I build the module?

Also a couple of newbie side questions:

1: Where can I find a definition of the colors used on the filenames?

2: Why do some names have @ at the end?

3: Is there somewhere I can find a full list of commands and definitions for Slackware?


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