[H-GEN] Aid and Assistance Sought
fbrand at uq.net.au
Sun Apr 2 07:35:28 EDT 2000
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On Sun, 02 Apr 2000, you wrote:
> [ Humbug *General* list - semi-serious discussions about Humbug and ]
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> On Sun, 02 Apr 2000, Reg Voss wrote:
> > Adapter is a SiS 6326 Chipset 6326 AGP rev Ho 4MB
> Understand the following.
> New video cards are appearing each day, every day. It is a catch-your-tail
> experience for Linux distributions to keep up with the newer, necessary drivers.
> your particular card, you have what is known in the vernacular as a winVGA,
> it is not a true vga chip, but a piece of shit.
Rather harshly and a tad inaccurately described. It is probably no worse than
many other entry level cards and a bloody sight better than the early Cirrus
Logic and Trident cards lots of machines have.
Linux actually now has tremendous card support in comparison to the US centric
proprietory UNIX's. Try Sun or SCO UNIX and your choice is usually much more
> Nothing you can do about that, you need the drivers.
> XFree86 3.3.5/ 3.3.6 is the source for video anything under Linux. And you have
> a catch-22 on your hands, load linux to load new drivers to load linux!
> You nearly got it right, moving to another distro. Distros are all the same,
> they are all wonderful. The one you need right now is the one that can
> accomodate the latest 'n greatest video drivers from it's cd install. The
> answer to that is Caldera's e2.4 CD which contains Xfree 3.3.6
As previously posted here I prefer Mandrake 7 which has had 3.3.6 since the end
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