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From: Jon_norstog (thursdayallidaho.com)
Date: Fri Feb 01 2008 - 11:46:08 CST
On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 09:11 -0500, Jay Estabrook wrote:
> Hi, Jon,
> 1. The "glint" driver, along with all the other "specialized"
> VGA drivers, is NOT on the current test ISO. The "vesa" driver
> appears to work reasonably, on Radeon and Permedia cards I've
> tried, though there's not much acceleration.
> 2. You should add a "monitor" section to the xorg.conf that accurately
> reflects your attached monitor.
> 3. You can download the specific drivers via "yum" from the Austrian
> If you are using a recent test ISO, that may already be set up
> in /etc/yum.repo.d/alphacore.repo.
> 4. The following are the common drivers for PCI cards in Alphas:
> xorg-x11-drv-ati # Radeon etc
> xorg-x11-drv-glint # Permedia 2 and 3
> xorg-x11-drv-mga # Matrox millennium etc
> xorg-x11-drv-s3* # S3 and S3ViRGe
> xorg-x11-drv-tdfx # 3DFx Voodoo3 etc
> 5. "konquerer" comes on the ISO, but "firefox" is available in the repo.
> 6. Use the repo to install "pirut", the GUI software package installer.
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