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Re: xorg.conf vedio card question........

chunlee wrote:
hi there:

i am running FC2 on a toshiba laptop that has a Trident CyberBlade Ai1.
the question is that, when i installed FC2, the Menu->System
Settings->Display shows that i have "Trident CyberBlade (generic)". i
then went into change it as "Trident CyberBlade Ai1" then log out. when
i log back in, the Display->video card still shows up as "Trident
CyberBlade (generic)" not Ai1.

i then went to look at the xorg.conf. i have

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "trident"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "Trident CyberBlade/Ai1"

what does this mean? does it mean i am using Ail already, just the
"Display" not updating, or i don't have the Ai1 driver, so it still uses
the generic option?

It means that videocard0 is using the "trident" driver. VendorName and BoardName are little more than comments for you to describe your actual hardware and make sure that the you (or system-config-X11) configure the screen stuff correctly for this hardware. Does your first "ServerLayout" section reference the correct Screen section, which then references this device by name? If so, then you've correctly configured your videocard.

I don't know, I haven't read the trident documentation, but are you sure that "CyberBlade(generic)" and "CyberBlase Ail" are different drivers or just different names for the same driver that differentiates between the two boards when the server starts up?

many thanks



Kevin J. Cummings
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