Re: Powerbooks and X

Subject: Re: Powerbooks and X
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 16:28:38 MDT

Did you ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 X and use the correct XF86Config?

Maurice van Steensel, MD
Department of Dermatology
Molecular and Clinical Genodermatology
University Hospital Nijmegen
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On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Black wrote:

> Thank you to everyone who helped me out in getting my system installed.
> I'm now trying to get X-windows up and running. I had it working with the
> version of XFree86 that was part of the YD install. I found someone's web
> site on setting up X on powerbooks, and thought I would try some of the
> advice to make a better X install. Aparently, there was a way to set
> things up so I didn't have to use the 'no video driver' option to make X
> run better, but I couldn't figuare out how to do that without having my
> screen go all wonky (either black with blue lines or all white...).
> I then tryed to use Xpmac, but when I started X up the resolution was all
> screwed up and nothing I did could change it. I tried to use vmode (which
> wouldn't change anything and when I just queried it by doing vmode
> straight, I got 0 16 from it (I was hoping/trying for 14/24...). I tried
> passing -mode 14 to startx and it didn't do anything either.
> So, i tried to upgrade to XFree86 4.0, but that didn't work either. I used
> the RPMS, and they installed fine, but didn't give me an X server. I tried
> to run xf86config, but I'm not sure what exactly I should do to set up for
> my powerbook.
> I am very confused and have made X completely unrunnable instead of the
> mere slow and clunky that it was before. I've been all through the
> archives, but I can't find anything to help me. Any advice would be
> extremely welcome.
> Thank you,
> Christopher

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