Graphics Card Drivers

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Graphics Card Drivers

Post#1 by Brock » 18 Sep 2014, 17:26

I'm running Porteus on a 10yr old machine with 512MB RAM and a 1.6 Ghz processor. The MB has an on-board VIA Video chip, but it also has an AGP slot, so I dropped in an old Matrox Parhelia AGP video card I had laying around (also ~10 yrs old). I installed Porteus with the Matrox card installed. It works OK, but I cannot view any videos with it (i.e. YouTubes, etc.), so I'd like to try a different driver. (FYI, I was able to view videos with this card when installed on a Windows machine.)

1. How can I determine what driver is currently installed?
2. How can I change graphics drivers, or uninstall / install drivers?
3. Maybe my issue isn't the graphics card. Could I be missing a codec of something? That would be way over my head.

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Re: Graphics Card Drivers

Post#2 by fanthom » 18 Sep 2014, 17:47

as usual in such cases:

please run 'psinfo' command -> upload generated report to pastebin.com -> link here

thanks
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Re: Graphics Card Drivers

Post#3 by Brock » 19 Sep 2014, 01:45

That was the first time I've used Pastebin. It would not let me just attached the psinfo.txt file, so instead, I cut and pasted the first 158 lines. Hopefully, you can find what you are looking for there. I did not save it as "public", but rather for private members. Here's the link: http://pastebin.com/7CBnQp73 , the title was "Brock - psinfo 091814".

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Re: Graphics Card Drivers

Post#4 by fanthom » 19 Sep 2014, 05:56

i cant see it. please send me full log on fanthom@porteus.org

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Re: Graphics Card Drivers

Post#5 by Brock » 19 Sep 2014, 17:41

Do you really want the full log? It was in excess of 5000 lines.

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Re: Graphics Card Drivers

Post#6 by fanthom » 19 Sep 2014, 21:53

yes.
i need every info i can get to debug this. you may zip the attachment.

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