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Re: [vox-tech] jay and dselect
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Re: [vox-tech] jay and dselect

i think he's using 3.3.* since:

1. XF86Setup, i believe, is only for 3.3.*.
2. i think potato only has 3.3, so if he /just/ installed debian off
   of disks and hasn't upgraded to woody, he's using 3.3.

you might want to upgrade to woody if for no other reason, just to get
X4.  cam is right; it does alot of autodetection that linux users just
dreamed about.

you /can/ have X4 under potato; i think there's an article on how to do
this on www.debianplanet.org.  but since i don't run potato at all, i
really didn't give it a read.

IIRC, you get to choose which videomodes you want configured into your
server.  you probably just picked them all.  this could be bad for the

look at the end of your XF86Config file.  you'll see all the defined
modes there.

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Voodoo5"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	16
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" 
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Virtual 1024 768
		Modes		"1024x768" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "800x600" "640x480" 

it won't quite look like this, but will look similar.


begin Cam Ellison <camellison@dccnet.com> 
> * Jay Strauss (jjstrauss@yahoo.com) wrote:
> > Well, I don't remember if I was in the same session.  But, I installed
> > (again) on a different system (at work), I read Pete's doc (to which I have
> > some edits).  On my new system I can't get X to work (surprise surprise).
> > 
> > But I ran: XF86Setup
> > 
> > seems to be alright now, except there are too many resolutions, that is, I
> > can hit cntl-alt +/-  8 or 9 times to make a complete cycle.  Most don't
> > display correctly
> > 
> >
> Which version of X are you using?  It makes a big difference.  You have to 
> set up 3.3.6 one way, and 4.0.1 (or 4.0.2) an entirely different way.
> What does "Most don't display correctly" mean?  Please elucidate.  It sounds 
> as though you didn't limit the number of displays (there are quite a few 
> possible, and I doubt you need them all).
> X can be touchy, but as of version 4, installation and setup are a lot easier,
>  not that tweaking isn't necessary.
> Cam
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