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Postby lilliana » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:44 am

How do you get Debian to reconfigure drivers after replacing a faulty motherboard? A motherboard in a Linux system went faulty, so it was replaced, with a close but not identical replacement. Debian boots and then fails to configure the X-Server and possibly other peripheral bits.
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Re: Debian

Postby cesium » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:12 am

Well, it's not strictly an OSS question, but:

If you're using a manually compiled kernel, you may need to boot from a generic kernel for a while (Then maybe verify which drivers are used and recompile if you must).
Make sure xserver-xorg-video-all and xserver-xorg-input-all are installed for now.
As for audio, if you're using ALSA a generic kernel might autodetect everything. For OSS, you may wish to run "sudo ossdetect -v" and restart ("sudo soundoff && sudo soundon").

That's about it. Hopefully I haven't missed anything.
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