X Windows Video Card Configuration

X Windows Video Card Configuration

Post by Roddy Knig » Sun, 10 Aug 1997 04:00:00

I recently purchased Redhat 4.2 and attempted to install it off the CD on
my Dell latitude laptop.  I ran into problems when I tried to configure
X-Windows.  Dell uses a Neomagic Video card which is not listed in the X
configure program.  I am also unsure which monitor to chose.  I have a 12
inch monitor on the laptop which can do 800 x 600 pixels.

Can anyone tell me which Video Card and monitor would be compatible with my

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1. X windows video card configuration

I bought a linux book that came with slakware 3.2

I installed linux just fine and I went to setup X windows.

Everything seems to go fine.  I have a Cirrus logic 5434 chip and that
seems to be the problem.  It is listed in the setup and I choose it.
Then it goes to start the server to run vidtune and everything works
Then after all the setup is done and I'm back in linux, I go to start
X windows and it gives me a message to the effect that it makes no
sense to pass arguments to cirrus logic 5434 because it isn't

How can it not be supported if it's listed as a supported chip in the
setup and the server started fine in the setup?

Do I need an upgraded version and if so, what do I need to download?

By the way, the book also came with redhat 4.1 and the same results
happened with that installation.   Is therean upgrade that I can
download without downloading the whole thing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  
Thank you

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