The install goes fine until I get to the video card.  When I try to start x-windows, I get an error telling me that my video card is not supported.  I have a Diamond SpeedStar A50, AGP, 8megs.

QUESTION? Without purchasing another upgrade version of Linux, how do I get THIS version of Linux to recognize my video card?
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biardConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You don't necessarily have to upgrade to new linux, but it will help.  The video card in question is supported by the lates XFree86 (3.3.5).  You can download it from and install it.  Then run Xconfigurator to set it up.  Your card will work with the XF86_SVGA server in this release.  Alternatively, the newest Redhat (6.1) comes prepackaged with this Xfree86 already installed, so no extra work should be required.

For a list of supported cards, see:
ryan3dAuthor Commented:
QUESTION: Can I install this driver during the new install process?  OR Should I proceed with the install, pick generic video drivers and then when I get to the "C"(I don't know what it is called in Linux)prompt, proceed with the xconfigurator in order to install the proper driver?
Yes and no.  You will need to proceed through the install.  You can skip the video portion altogether.  Then you have to install the packages for XFree86.  Then run Xconfigurator.  Oh, and the prompt is called a shell prompt.  It will probably be a bash shell (Bourne Again Shell) or an sh sehll (Bourne Shell), but many others exist and are options as well.
ryan3dAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I'll give it a try this weekend.  
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