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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

Right?

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

How will going to X v4 help?

Jay
----- 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
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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