Re: [aclug-L] New Linux
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A handy program under Linux that will identify most video cards is
"SuperProbe" with the affore mentioned capitilization. It works with
almost 100% certainty.
On Thu, 22 Oct 1998, Dale W Hodge wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Oct 1998, Carl B. Davis wrote:
> > My Pentium 133is a Clone, off brand type machine. The thing I'm
> > concerned about most is the support for the PCI network card and the
> > video card. The network card is NE2000 compatible, but is one of the
> > $25 variety that probably won't be on a list anywhere. I don't know
> > what kind of video card I have. I expect it too is a no-name brand. I
> > never got Xwindows or Xfree86 (whatever it's called) to work last time,
> > but ultimately the GUI interface is what I want.
> I have used several no-name network cards, both ISA and PCI under linux
> with good results. The latest kernel (2.0.35) properly probes for NE2000
> PCI cards. As for the video card, you will need to find out what chipset
> is on the card. There is a file that lists all the supported cards and
> the server options required. In my case it's located in /var/X11R6/lib.
> Once you know the chipset, you can run the X11 setup program. These days
> *most* cards are supported. The few that aren't fully supported tend to
> be the very newest high-end cards.
> Good Luck!
> Dale W Hodge dwh@xxxxxxxx, dwh@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Web Page: www.dwh.dyn.ml.org , www.dnd.ddns.org
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