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Hi, I have install suse 5.2 which I bought from cheapbytes. I have a problem. I don't know what to put on the moniter, video card and color mode.I have a 3dfx voodooo banshee card with 16 mb of video memory, and a 17 inch Gateway  EV700 moniter. Please help, I have to get into linux fast!!!
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1. what type of graphics chip is on that card? look in the docs or on 3dfx.com... there should be sone additional graphics chip besides the 3dfx voodoo...

2. loook in the manual of your monitor. look out for
a) max hsync frequency
b) max vsync frequency
c) max image frequency
d) max resolution

3. go to www.xfree86.org or www.suse.com, look there if there is a x server for your card. if so, you should find detailed instructions on how to install and configure it on the same site. if not... bad luck.

bye

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What manuals are you referring to?This is the age of manualess hardware. using unsupported vga card I have got it to work in some weird mode(looks like 320X200 or something). Would you give me some more sites on seting this thing up.

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do cat /proc/pci, look at the card, ask the support guys at 3dfx... btw just seen an article about setting up the banshee under linux, if you are willing to take the pain with a development kernel, look at http://news.freshmeat.net/1998/12/01/#912545429
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the real url would be http://www.uno.edu/~adamico/banshee/...
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