[ILUG] Help my x
34.24.34 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 11:34:40 GMT 2009
On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 11:48 PM, Lisa Muir <34.24.34 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 10:23 PM, FRLinux <frlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 8:20 PM, Lisa Muir <34.24.34 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Can anybody recommend the simpliest way for me to probe the video card
>>> for its details? Preferably using tools that I can pull using apt-get,
>>> but at this stage I'll settle for the next best!
>> Xorg.log is your best bet, it will show what is probed. Now depending
>> on video cards, ati/nvidia also have nice utilities but since you said
>> oldish hardware, i guess you might be out of luck.
> Thanks for the heads up on that, it shows a lot of raw hex info but
> nothing usable.
> Going through my old live cd collection here and have a mate cutting
> an ISO of a knoppix 3.4 cd... might get something with Xfree
> pre-compiled on it, not really a solution I can "howto" document and
> hand out, which is really where I was going with this.
Ran knoppix 3.4, and its Xfree logfile gave me everything I needed to
know, so I went back to my deb setup and tried to recreate.
Not 100% sure that I followed the same procedure as before, BUT, after
installing xfonts-base package, I could get the same level of detail
into the xorg.log file as I was getting from Xfree86 log file under
Progress.... thanks for you help....
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