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Ron Johnson 05-13-2008 02:33 PM

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On 05/13/08 08:16, Stephen Grant Brown wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> How do I tell the xserver what video card to use?

Please be more specific in your question. What problem are you
trying to solve?

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Benjamin Schmidt 05-13-2008 02:49 PM

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Stephen Grant Brown wrote:

Hi All,

How do I tell the xserver what video card to use?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Stephen Grant Brown




Assumed you have the x-server "xorg" in use...

A simple and quick configuration menu you get when you call the command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg


You find the main configuration file of xorg here:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf


Additional information:

man xorg.conf


Nearly forgot: Be sure you have installed the specific driver as a
package like "xserver-xorg-video-nv" for example.



Best regards,
Benjamin Schmidt

Stephen Grant Brown 05-14-2008 02:12 AM

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Dear Madams & Sirs

Thanks Benjamin Schmidt for your advice.

I have been spent about ten hours looking through documentation and
trying things but to no avail.

hwinfo told me that I had a Cirrus Lorgic GD5446 card but
xdebconfigurator did not use it. Instead it used a SiS card and X failed
to load.

Stephen Grant Brown


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Ron Johnson 05-14-2008 02:51 AM

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On 05/13/08 21:12, Stephen Grant Brown wrote:
> Dear Madams & Sirs
>
> Thanks Benjamin Schmidt for your advice.
>
> I have been spent about ten hours looking through documentation and
> trying things but to no avail.
>
> hwinfo told me that I had a Cirrus Lorgic GD5446 card but
> xdebconfigurator did not use it. Instead it used a SiS card and X failed
> to load.

That's ancient. And was never well supported even back then.

Use the "vesa" driver.

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Benjamin Schmidt 05-16-2008 10:06 AM

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Stephen Grant Brown wrote:

Dear Madams & Sirs

Thanks Benjamin Schmidt for your advice.

I have been spent about ten hours looking through documentation and
trying things but to no avail.

hwinfo told me that I had a Cirrus Lorgic GD5446 card but
xdebconfigurator did not use it. Instead it used a SiS card and X failed
to load.

Stephen Grant Brown




Before spending many hours trying to get a usable Xserver-configuration
(or other configs), I always used an live-cd like Sidux, Knoppix,
Kanotix or maybe Ubuntu (all Debian based). The distribution running the
best way, you can simply install on your harddisk or export the live-cd
X-configuration file.


Best regards,
Benjamin Schmidt

vvokong 05-17-2008 04:51 PM

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*"dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" does not work, when i install lenny today.
.
This command only askes question for keyboard, and nothing for video card.

Finally, I got a xorg.conf with empty sections for video card, as following:


Section "InputDevice"
******* Identifier***** "Generic Keyboard"
******* Driver********* "kbd"
******* Option********* "XkbRules"***** "xorg"
******* Option********* "XkbModel"***** "pc104"

******* Option********* "XkbLayout"**** "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
******* Identifier***** "Configured Mouse"
******* Driver********* "mouse"

EndSection

Section "Device"
******* Identifier***** "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
******* Identifier***** "Configured Monitor"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
******* Identifier***** "Default Screen"
******* Monitor******** "Configured Monitor"
EndSection



When I install lenny about one week ago, this command works well.

What's wrong with it ?


On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 10:49 PM, Benjamin Schmidt <schmidi2@directbox.com> wrote:

Stephen Grant Brown wrote:


Hi All,



How do I tell the xserver what video card to use?



Thanks in advance for your help.



Stephen Grant Brown








Assumed you have the x-server "xorg" in use...



A simple and quick configuration menu you get when you call the command:



sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg





You find the main configuration file of xorg here:



/etc/X11/xorg.conf





Additional information:



man xorg.conf





Nearly forgot: Be sure you have installed the specific driver as a

package like "xserver-xorg-video-nv" for example.







Best regards,

Benjamin Schmidt

Peter Kuma 05-20-2008 11:37 AM

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vvokong wrote:
> "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" does not work, when i install lenny today.
> .
> This command only askes question for keyboard, and nothing for video card.
>
> ...
>
> When I install lenny about one week ago, this command works well.
> What's wrong with it ?
>

The bug was reported at
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=480883.

Peter Kuma


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Benjamin Schmidt 05-20-2008 01:22 PM

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Paul Cartwright wrote:

On Fri May 16 2008, Benjamin Schmidt wrote:

Before spending many hours trying to get a usable Xserver-configuration
(or other configs), I always used an live-cd like Sidux, Knoppix,
Kanotix or maybe Ubuntu (all Debian based). The distribution running the
best way, you can simply install on your harddisk or export the live-cd
X-configuration file.


I noticed when I ran the new Knoppix CD 5.3.1, that it had all the cool
effects, that i DON'T have with my Ubuntu Hardy install.. if you are running
a LIVE CD, how do you save teh xorg.conf ( or X-configuration) file???
I'm talking about my DELL XPS laptop, I think it has Intel graphics card.. my
desktop has NVIDIA..




"that it had all the cool effects"
Don't what you exactly mean with cool effects. Is it the KDE desktop,
the login-window or some 3d animations?


The simplest way of copying /etc/X11/xorg.conf is to copy it on a memory
stick (when plugged in, you get automatically a window if it's content).
This way copy is very easy. Otherwise you mount your local harddisk
(there is maybe a symbol on the desktop) and copy it directly. If that
doesn't work cause of permission restriction, use the root terminal.


Best regards,
Benjamin Schmidt


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Paul Cartwright 05-20-2008 01:42 PM

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On Tue May 20 2008, Benjamin Schmidt wrote:
> "that it had all the cool effects"
> Don't what you exactly mean with cool effects. Is it the KDE desktop,
> the login-window or some 3d animations?

I am guessing it is the compiz 3D effects, wobbly windows, window shades, cube
effect.. All I know is the live CD had effects that my normal windows install
doesn't, and I'm not sure how to recreate or turn them them on.. in
KDE/xfce..

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