In my last entry,
I mentioned how I was being frustrated with SuSe Linux’s inability to
detect a changed video card and elegantly install the drivers for a new
one, forcing me to fight with xf86config instead. JMGARVIN
commented that RedHat and a few other Linux distributions could
autodetect new hardware using a tool called Kudzu.
So, I went back and looked again. SuSe Professional doesn’t support
Kudzu, but it does include YaST, which does the same thing. When
I ran YaST on the workstation before I tried xf86config, it didn’t
work. YaST refused to detect the new card, so I didn’t think it was the
Trying the same routine on another workstation, YaST detected the video
card change with no problem. I didn’t have to fight with xf86config at
all. It reconfigured KDE properly and everything worked
So, it just goes to show there IS more than one way to skin a cat… or in this case, reskin a penguin.