Solved

Configruate X for my video card.

Posted on 1998-04-28
11
231 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have a intergraph intendense 100 3d and I like to know which X Server to use and how to configruate it. I don't like to run it in 8-bit collors under XF86_VGA16
0
Comment
Question by:pucko
11 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:j2
ID: 1626955
You must find a specific X-server for your card. XFree does not support this particuloar card. I would look into either the S.u.s.e servers, or a commercial package like AccellX
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:pucko
ID: 1626956
Yes I know!
If you read my question again you can se that I asked:
------cut------
I like to know which X Server to use and how to
configruate it
----cut------

I havn't found anything about it, that's why I asked a question here....
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
mhomann earned 50 total points
ID: 1626957
Have you tried the XF86_SVGA server? at the intergraph pages, they say the card is
VESA compatible, so it should at least run...

0
Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack!

The average business loses $13.5M per year to ineffective training (per 1,000 employees). Keep ahead of the competition and combine in-person quality with online cost and flexibility by training with Linux Academy.

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:mhomann
ID: 1626958
try to run it as 'generic' svga with the XF86_SVGA-Server....

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:pucko
ID: 1626959
I tried it but I don't know how to configruate it....
I like to use more than 8-bit colors..
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:pucko
ID: 1626960
I can start it in 16 bit but I only get 320x200.
cat /proc/pci says something about renedition 1000 but If I chose Renedition in XF86Setup It doesn't work.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:mhomann
ID: 1626961
hmm... on the rendition homepages (www.rendition.com) they say they sent
demo sources of drivers to the xfree people, to the metro-x people and some other
X guys for driver programming...
btw, is your X set up to make a .X.err and .X.out file in $HOME on startup?
send me these files, after starting X with this card, to my e-mail... maybe i can find
something...
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:pucko
ID: 1626962
How do I set it up so I can get X.err and X.out ????
and what's youre e-mail?
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:mhomann
ID: 1626963
my email is lemmy@eregion.central.de, and for the logfiles:
in your .bashrc do
--- cut here ---
function startx { /usr/X11R6/bin/startx $* 2>&1 | tee ~/.X.err ; }
--- cut here ---

then you´ll get $HOME/.X.err, where all output of the X server is logged...

mfg
      Mathias


0
 

Expert Comment

by:jsh0305
ID: 1626964
hello:  
      to be able to configure the card you should run a make menuconfig this way  
 
cd /usr/src/linux  
/usr/src/linux #make menuconfig  
 
then it showed you the configuration window.  
 
it selects a card similar to yours and later he keeps the kernel.  
 
then it leaves the menu and you are in the prompt and it executes  
 
make dep; make clean; make zImage  
 
then copy the zImage of the directory /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot to the root  
 
then it publishes the lilo.conf and in the part where this the vmlinuz replaces it for the /zImage  
 
then save the lilo.conf and from the prompt /etc #it executes lilo  
 
he will appear you a message ADDED LINUX *  
 
then resetea the team  

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:pucko
ID: 1626965
Ke???????????????????????????????

What  does a new kernel have to do with X ??????
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Fine Tune your automatic Updates for Ubuntu / Debian
Google Drive is extremely cheap offsite storage, and it's even possible to get extra storage for free for two years.  You can use the free account 15GB, and if you have an Android device..when you install Google Drive for the first time it will give…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question