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

I'll upgrade to woody (I don't care).  All I gotta do is:

1) change my sources.list
2) apt-get update
2) apt-dist upgrade (a couple of times)
3) learn how to count


What's the new configuration tool for X4?
Where is the "XF86Config file" you speak of?

How will going to X v4 help?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 7:25 PM
Subject: 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
> monitor.
> 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"
> EndSubSection
> SubSection "Display"
> Depth 16
> Virtual 1024 768
> Modes "1024x768" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "800x600" "640x480"
> EndSubSection
> EndSection
> it won't quite look like this, but will look similar.
> pete
> 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
> > > some edits).  On my new system I can't get X to work (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
> > > display correctly
> > >
> > >
> > Which version of X are you using?  It makes a big difference.  You have
> > 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
> > 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
> >  not that tweaking isn't necessary.
> >
> > Cam
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