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How to change driver after changing video card?

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I plan to install a different AGP video card in my desktop because I want a card with s-video output as well as output for my monitor. The new card is from ATI and will need a different driver than my current nvidea card. I'm guessing I won't have any X11 capability until I have configured X11 for the new card. Is there some console mode tool I can use to identify the new card and configure X11?

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I did that awhile ago and the system found the new card on the next boot and setup the drivers for it then booted into X11.

 

I have since reinstalled the Nvidia card as the ATI/Radeon drivers for older AGP cards are even worse than those for Nvidia cards.

 

Ken

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I could be wrong, but I think I used XFdrake from the cli to configure cards in the past

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I could be wrong, but I think I used XFdrake from the cli to configure cards in the past

I think you are correct. You can use XFdrake from the cli.

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After installing the new AGP video card I booted the computer. As expected, X failed to load, but I had the option to make some configuration changes, apparently using XFdrake. I wonder if there's a console mode version of the entire MLCC?

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I wonder if there's a console mode version of the entire MLCC?

drakconf (MCC) and most of the drakxtools can be run in text mode.

 

Jim

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