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Thread: How do you get xubuntu to boot with the glint video driver instead of vesa?

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    How do you get xubuntu to boot with the glint video driver instead of vesa?

    Does anyone know how I can get xubuntu to boot up using the glint video driver instead of vesa? I am trying to get it loaded on an older machine and a previous version of ubuntu worked using the glint driver but the latest version of xubuntu (10.04) is using the vesa driver. Which is not working for me. I have tried ubuntu, xubuntu and lubuntu all version 10.04 and neither of them has worked. They all boot up into a terminal window (no GUI).

    I tried creating an xorg.conf file and added a line specifying the glint driver. After doing that and trying to startxfce4 I get an error saying that it cannot load the glint module. Unfortunately that machine has no internet connection either. I guess it hasn't recognized my wireless card either.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: How do you get xubuntu to boot with the glint video driver instead of vesa?

    Anyone?

    I am assuming that the glint driver is included/installed by default. Maybe this is not the case. Can anyone tell me how to install the glint driver if that is required?

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    Re: How do you get xubuntu to boot with the glint video driver instead of vesa?

    I finally got xubuntu running on this old machine (live, not installed yet). I did not specify any boot options. I let it boot up as normal into the terminal. Then I installed the glint video driver that I downloaded from another machine (copied it to this one via usb drive) using dpkg. Then I had to create an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to specify using the glint driver, busid and also a few other things. Then I entered startxfce4 and viola, here I am.

    So far I like the desktop but it is still a little slow. I assume I would pick up some speed by actually installing (versus the live version I am running from cd). I think I will play around with this for a few days and then maybe try lubuntu.

    Finally!!!!!

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