Jason Stelzer on 15 Aug 2010 06:03:34 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Starting X11 with a Trident video card

  • From: Jason Stelzer <jason.stelzer@gmail.com>
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  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] Starting X11 with a Trident video card
  • Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 09:03:28 -0400
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dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg?

http://wiki.debian.org/Xorg may help

On Aug 15, 2010 8:50 AM, "George Langford" <george@georgesbasement.com> wrote:

Art Alexion wrote in reply to my question about getting past the
command prompt while installin a new video card:

> Have you tried moving or renaming xorg.conf?

Yes; even with a brand-new Radeon HD 3650 card, I'm still in the
same quandary.

The old xorg.conf file apparently has a ghost, as the "failure"
message still refers to an inability to find the former nVidia
card, which is sitting on the top of my desk.

Where might this "ghost" configuration file reside ?

I know that both the "xserver-xorg-video-trident" and the
"xserver-xorg-video-radeon" drivers are present because apt-get
pronounces them to be the newest versions.

To make matters worse, the ethernet card, while pronounced up and
running by the OS, even connected, stalls the 'puter with the
[Sorry 'bout the all-caps, but I'm quoting the message that debian
stated.] ÂThis happens whether I start the 'puter with the cable
in ... or when I plug it in after the command prompt appears.
For the time being that's a secondary problem. It's not plugged
in, an easy but temporary solution.

George Langford

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