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© December 2003 (various)

This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS, or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open This is an old article about SCO Unix and is only left here for historical purposes. There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on this site: Search this site is the best way to find anything.

How do you know what graphics card you have? On 3.2v5.x, the "hw" command can give you at least the beginnings of a clue. If not, inspection of the motherboard (or add-on video card) might give you information. If there isn't a driver for the specific graphics device you have, a driver for a card with the same chipset might work.

Once you know that, you need to pick a driver. Grepping through /usr/lib/grafinfo for what you do know can sometimes help:


 grep 758 /usr/lib/grafinfo/* | more
 

If you don't find it there, you will want to check SCO's ftp site for the latest Advanced Hardware Supplement , and also under pub/drivers for new graphics drivers. In particular, if you have a newer machine (this article was written in April of 1998), and can't find the specific driver you need, you might try the "vesa" drivers. This is a generic driver that will work with almost everything, though not as quickly as a "real" driver might. It's perfectly fine for ordinary work, though.


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