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Command Line Graphics [Dec. 3rd, 2007|08:32 pm]
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I have two graphic cards in my computer. A GeForceFX 5200 PCI on 1:03.0 and a generic in built Intel one. Now thanks to a recent update to my Brooklings motherboard it now uses the in built one instead of the PCI one. No BIOS option or anything.

I have the X server working perfectly however I would like to be able to see the boot up splash as well as use the command line without unplugging and replugging in the monitor. Is there a way to force which graphic card to use as a boot option (or better yet, a grub option ) or similar?
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Sometimes, you just get those really weird problems... [Jun. 18th, 2006|08:12 am]
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Yesterday I was trying to help someone install Debian on their PC. No, I was not over at their place. Yes, I was using instant messaging.

So here's how it went:

1. I got them to partition using GParted. After a long time and a lot of frustration it worked.
2. I got them to print out the Debian Installer HOWTO and the partitioning setup they should use. That worked.
3. Then he proceeded to install the Debian base. That worked.
4. Then he rebooted. He got into base-config. He did all that stuff and rebooted into Windows to tell me how it went.
5. And I was like, "did you get the graphical interface? did you?" and it was like "no..."
6. "did you remember to select the desktop environment option?", "oh crap i'm stupid"
7. After a reboot and a run of tasksel, he got something installed. Then he told me the weird part: for some reason he had... two video cards!?!?!
8. Then I got him to reconfigure XFree86 and tell me all the choices he made. He emailed them to me and then he was forced to log off...

So now I'm waiting for him to get back online so I can tell him what to do...
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(no subject) [Jun. 17th, 2006|04:46 pm]
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Yay, finally a community about Debian and Debian based OS' such as Ubuntu.
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