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Re: [vox-tech] Xwindows problem
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Re: [vox-tech] Xwindows problem



XFree 4.x generally uses a different configuration file, XF86Config-4.
It's also in different file format.  You'll need to get that configured
to get XFree 4.x working.  You'll need to get a configurating program that
works with XFree 4.x.

-Mark

On Sun, 20 Jan 2002, Eric Nelson wrote:

> On Sunday 20 January 2002 04:01 pm, you wrote:
> > Keywords: X, XFree86, XF86Config, XConfigurator, ct69000, embedded system
>
> Thanks for the reply.
>
> Since the last posting, I upgraded to 4.1.0.  Now, X won't even come up.  I
> have the correct values for my terminal.  It looks like the system thinks
> there is only 256K on the card, and it can't find a mode, even not enough ram
> for 320x200, so it fails.
>
> It could be a bios problem, this is a custom system, built for a specific
> project, and an early version of the bios.  I started to think that I could
> by a new cpu board and have something that works for all the hours I'm
> putting in.  So I don't want to waste peoples time, until I have a problem
> that is real, at least.  :~).
>
> >
> > What choices did you make with XConfigrator?  What "conservative values"
> > did you use?  Did you try Ctrl-Alt-+? Also, post your /etc/X11/XF86Config.
> >
> > -Mark
> >
> > On Sat, 19 Jan 2002, Eric Nelson wrote:
> > > I have been trying to get X configured for several days, and I can't get
> > > through this problem.
> > >
> > > I am using xfree86 3.3.6, redhat 6.2, w/ a chips & technologies ct69000,
> > > which I believe uses some type of frame buffer.  When I run
> > > XConfigurator, it recognizes the ct69000 fine.  When I enter my monitor
> > > type, and it tests itself, the screen doesn't come up, and it says
> > > something about a problem w/ the configuration, and backs up.  But, it I
> > > enter a custom monitor, w/ some conservative values it does come up OK,
> > > and I can finish Xconfigurator.
> > >
> > > Then I do startx > foo 2>&1
> > >
> > > It comes into X, and brings up a few apps.  But, the resolution looks
> > > like 640x480, or less.  It looks like I am just seeing the upper left
> > > corner of the screen, and can't get to the icons and task bar down at the
> > > bottom.  My log file says I am at 1024x768, but, NOT!
> > >
> > > Note, I am using an embedded board we had built for a project.  But I had
> > > the same board runnig fine w/ RedHat 7.2, so I don't think there is a
> > > hardware problem.  I downloaded the latest source for xfree86 and built
> > > it.
> > >
> > > Should I go to version 4xxx?  Is that a lot of trouble?  I don't want to,
> > > because we are developing an embedded product, and the older X is
> > > probably smaller.
> > >
> > > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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