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Re: Adding a new graphics card and Fedora 10?

On Fri, 2009-03-13 at 04:18 -0700, Mike Cloaked wrote:
> Can anyone offer any advice as to the procedure to install the cards to
> minimise the chances of problems.  I know that for the 2400 I need to check
> that in the BIOS there is "auto" selection of graphics before installing the
> new card - and then use the relevant drivers for XP - but when I then boot
> to F10 will there be a need to do anything special or will the system
> recognise that a new card in now in place with the only monitor attached to
> the new graphics card?
> In the case of the 5150 I presume a similar procedure is needed - but again
> when I boot to F10 once the new card is in place and the monitor plugged
> into to will F10 boot up and recognise it?  Or are there some special
> preparatory steps needed before booting up (and afterwards) ?

If you have no /etc/xorg.conf file, then the system automatically
handles whatever graphics card that it finds, as best it can.

If you have one, then it you may want to move it aside (rename it), as
it'll have specific drivers referenced in it.

[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r

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