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XFConfig for Aptiva C67

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I'm trying to configure X Windows on Slackware 96 for an IBM Aptiva C67 (no additional hardware, other than the stock(P166, 2.5GB, 16MB RAM, MWave card, 2MB ATI video chipset). I have a generic Aurora Vision 15" SVGA Monitor. Basically, I've tried everything in xf86config, and I keep getting "No screens found."

Help- I'm a Linux newbie!

-Mike
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Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but I'll give it a shot. First run xf86config.
-Answer the appropiate questions concerning your mouse and keyboard.
-Check you moniter refresh rates and on vertical get as close as you can. IE: your moniter uses 30-64, choose option 8.
-On hor I normally choose option 5, and type in my range. IE 47-120 on my NEC MultiSync
-Choose yes when asked about the card database and if all else fails, go with an ATI card that is as close to yours as possible. This info can be gained from ATI's homepage.
-Follow instructions thru until you get to the part about servers. Now, choose one that will work with your card. If it is a MACH64, choose the accel server, if not, you should be able to run SVGA no problem.
-continue, until you get to modes. Here reset your modes for better res. 600x400 pretty much bites, and you have hardware that can handle 800x600 easy.
-let it write the XF86Config file.
-Making sure that you have read the README.ati, edit your XF86Config as needed.
you should be able to get it up and running with that. ATI cards are among the best for use on a PC running X.
If all of that fails, write back with what errors it gave you and were can fine tune it for you.
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