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3DLABS Permedia 2 AGP graphics card with X-Windows

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i have just installed the latest version of Redhat Linux..I am also a complete newbie to Linux and most of the time i have no idea what is happening.. I have a 3DLABS Permedia 2 AGP graphics card and for the life of me i cant get X Windows to run.. I have used all possible configurations from the standard SVGA to other display drivers with nothing working..All that happens is that the monitor switches off which i suppose means that the graphics card isnt sending signals to the monitor anymore.. I read somewhere that some versions of RedHat dont have support for AGP graphics cards? Anyway, i would appreciate some help in this situation of mine as i have no idea what to do.
my system configuration is as follows:
AMDK62 300 CPU
5.1 GB Maxtor HD
3DLABS Permedia 2 8MB graphics card
64MB SDRAM
SB 16 sound card
15" Videocom monitor
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by:wileym
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i am also aware about XtFree-86 and that i may have to download a new "server" or something like that and install it.
If so, could somebody please give me instructions on how to go about doing this?
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ccunning earned 200 total points
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I have the same card. Don't worry, it works fine if you get the custom XServer. You used to be able to just go get the 3DLabs XServer, which was incredibly easy to install. But, now you can only get it integrated with the new XFree86 release. However, this is available in RPM's, so installation shouldn't be much more complicated than typing rpm -ivh package.rpm. Once you install that, your card will be listed in the x configuration and you will have the correct xserver. You can get it from http://www.suse.de/XSuSE/XSuSE_E.html.
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do i just need the xglint RPM's??
or do which other ones do i need?
what folder do i need to extract them to?
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by:ccunning
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I don't know...they've changed around their setup since I set up my card. And they weren't nice enough to put any useful instructions up. I would guest that xglint.rpm is a link to the most recent release, so I would first try that one. You don't have to worry about folders or anything, the rpm will take care of itself and set everything up. You *should* be able to just do an rpm -ivh xglint.rpm (as root of course) and then be able to go straight into x.

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