On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 10:23 PM, FRLinux <frlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 8:20 PM, Lisa Muir <34.24.34 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My chosen platform for this is debain-testing
>> Might be wise to change your sources to lenny, the deep freeze is on
> the way and if you wish to stay on a stable platform, you should
Its on my mind too...
>> xorgcfg might be the tool I need to probe the card and get its
>> details, but it didn't come down with that package, and an apt-cache
>> search didn't throw up any possibilities of getting it.
>> This has been a goal for the X developers for a long time, They wanted
> to get away from configuration hassle and changing hardware. So now
> modern distros do not generate a xorg.conf file anymore, it is taken
> care of when X boots up.
Nice in every other scenario .. LOL...
>> Can anybody recommend the simpliest way for me to probe the video card
>> for its details? Preferably using tools that I can pull using apt-get,
>> but at this stage I'll settle for the next best!
>> Xorg.log is your best bet, it will show what is probed. Now depending
> on video cards, ati/nvidia also have nice utilities but since you said
> oldish hardware, i guess you might be out of luck.
Thanks for the heads up on that, it shows a lot of raw hex info but
Going through my old live cd collection here and have a mate cutting
an ISO of a knoppix 3.4 cd... might get something with Xfree
pre-compiled on it, not really a solution I can "howto" document and
hand out, which is really where I was going with this.
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