Regarding Fedora core 7

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at
Sat Sep 6 21:10:51 UTC 2008

On Saturday 06 September 2008 21:01, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Nigel Henry wrote:
> > On Saturday 06 September 2008 18:44, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> >> Did FC7 still have the VGA driver? That would limit you to 640 x 480
> >> - but it would only be 256 colors.
> >>
> >> You can also try specifying a generic display that only does 640 x 480.
> >>
> >> Mikkel
> >
> > I've just booted my FC7 to check for the VGA driver. Alright I've booted
> > with the planetccrma kernel, but the the VGA
> > driver is there as vga15fb.ko.
> >
> > Just had a quick look at the latest FC7 kernel that I had before support
> > was dropped,, and that too shows the vga16fb.ko driver.
> I guess I wasn't as clear as I could have been - I meant the X
> driver, not the kernel driver.
> Mikkel

Apologies, as that's just as much my fault in misreading what you were 

As I had FC7 booted up, I ran apt-get update, then apt-get dist-upgrade. 
Although no longer supported, there were 13 upgrades, and 1 new package 
available, which I'm currently downloading. Last time I updated FC7 was 
20080609 (06 is June).

Well the updates have just finished downloading, and are installed, so I'm 
having a look in synaptic for the X drivers. Most have been installed as 
default, apart from a few, including the vga one, which is:
xorg-x11-drv-vga       latest version 4.1.0-3.fc7

The OP should be able to install this vga driver, as the servers for the 
updates still are up and running, so the core packages should still be 


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