Apr 09, 2007
11:11 PM EST
|The Slackware installation has never detected video hardware automatically. The "vesafb" driver is sufficiently generic to support nearly all x86 systems, and will provide a working GUI *now*. The sysadmin can choose a better driver, if need be (for example, for GL support), but it isn't necessary for things like OpenOffice.org or Firefox.|
Apr 10, 2007
5:13 AM EST
|> The Slackware installation has never detected video hardware automatically.
No, it doesn't. However, xorgcfg, xorgsetup, xorgconfig, and X -configure do. All of the above fell back to the default vesa driver, and manually changing to the nv driver failed. Installing the NVidia proprietary drivers also failed, until we compiled a new kernel without the rivafb driver.
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