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Originally Posted by donaldfarkas Configuring the X Server Configuring X can be a complex task. The reason for this is the vast numbers of video cards available for the PC ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by donaldfarkas View Post
    Configuring the X Server

    Configuring X can be a complex task. The reason for this is the vast numbers of video cards available for the PC architecture, most of which use different programming interfaces. Luckily, most cards today support basic video standards known as VESA, and if your card is among them you'll be able to start X using the "startx" command right out of the box.

    If this doesn't work with your card, or if you'd like to take advantage of the high-performance features of your video card such as hardware acceleration or 3-D hardware rendering, then you'll need to reconfigure X.

    To configure X, you'll need to make an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. This file contains lots of details about your video hardware, mouse, and monitor. It's a very complex configuration file, but fortunately there are several programs to help create one for you. We'll mention a few of them here.


    i think this is the problem that my intel video card wont work out of the box with the Vesa standard driver now do you guys know how to create an xorg.conf file? and how to configure it?
    You may try "Xorg -configure". The new configuration file will be saved as /root/xorg.conf.new

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    I've not tried Slackware 13 yet, but when the time comes to do so, I might give the DVD version a try. The only drawback to that is that it's a pretty big download.
    It may take me 1.5-2 days to download the Slackware 13.0 64-bit DVD iso.

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