[techtalk] Red Hat 7.0 and video cards

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Thu Jan 18 15:01:34 EST 2001

Hi Caitlyn,

On Wed, 17 Jan 2001 Martin.Caitlyn at epamail.epa.gov wrote:

> Nils, thank you for the very useful piece of information.  When I ran the
> Red Hat 7 installer at home it just plain out told me that my card wasn't
> supported, so I gave up.  In my case it definitely tried to force me into
> XFree86 4.

Try using the Xconfigurator on an installed system, eventually with the
switches I told you. That _should_ work (at least the needed servers are
on the CD).

> Now, tell me, is this true of Mandrake 7.2 as well.  The installer
> definitely didn't give me an option of 3.3.6, nor do I have any such RPMs
> on my system.  I need to look at what is on the CDs, I guess.  I run
> Mandrake at home and just upgraded this past weekend, and again, I had to
> go to an older ATI Mach 64 (2 MB of RAM, PCI, yuck!) to get it to run.  My
> Trident card just wouldn't work.  Also, so far as I can tell, there is no
> xconfigurator in Mandrake 7.2, just XF86config and the Mandrake-specific
> tools.  I would *love* to go back to my 8MB AGP card, but I am not willing
> to sacrifice some of the cool stuff in the newer distros.

Xconfigurator is RH-specific, sorry (it seems that every distributor wants
to boil its own soup when it comes to X configuration). Maybe the Red Hat
packages work on andrake as well, but I don't know really.

Best wishes,
 Nils Philippsen / Berliner Straße 39 / D-71229 Leonberg // +49.7152.209647
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