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How can I know the version of XFree86?
Also, I am using a AGP Display card in my computer.
Where can I found my display card driver for my XFree 86?
The VGA Chip I am used is RIVA128.
I am using Linux Slackware 3.3 OS.
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You can get the X version by typing X -showconfig from the console. Your card uses the SVGA server in the latest release, I'm not sure if it is supported in older versions. Try running xf86config to set up the server, and look in the card database to see if your card/chipset is listed. If so, use the server it has listed, if not, you may have to upgrade to the latest X version. See http://www.xfree86.org, particularly the FAQ, for more information. Another good source is the XFree86-HOWTO.
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I'm having exactly the same problem!
I have a diamond viper 330 which is based on the riva 128 chip and I can't make Xfree work. I've made some reasearches to solve the problem but the conclusion I came to was: diamond isn't giving it's cards specs to the linux comunity, so, they can't develop a server for this type of graphic cards. I saw a FAQ which said that the best server you can use for a viper 330 was the svga server but I was only able to make the vga 16 colors server work. so good luck in you're quest :) and I would advise that you keep cheking the main linux sites to know when a server is available for riva 128 cards.
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How can I get the patch of XFree86?
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I don't know if you can patch a previous version or not. There should be info about it at their web site. I've always just downloaded the whole thing. Look for the documentation in the same directory as the XFree86 files, there will be an explanation of what you need and what you don't, as well as instructions for installing. If I recall, you just remove the old files (or copy them to another directory) and unpack the new ones in their place. You might also consider just getting a more recent distribution from www.cheapbytes.com. Should only be about ten bucks.
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