Subject: Re: XF86 Configuration
From: Graham Leggett (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 11 2001 - 03:09:09 MDT
Irena & Richard Jenkins wrote:
> 1. Console modes are working 100%. I have added extra programs to the HDD
> w/o difficulty and now run Midnight Commander ... which is very useful (I
> am by nature a visual person ... I guess).
> 2. Mouse works okay on console modes too.
> 3. When running Xconfigurator to set up X I am able to set the following...
> (a) detects valkyrie okay
> (b) choose Apple Basic Monitor okay
> 9c) choose 8-bit video mode (256 colours) ...
> then I get an error message ...
> "segmentation fault (core dumped)"
I used Xautoconfig to set up X for me, and that worked fine. I think
Xconfigurator is a bit PC-centric, and doesn't do good things on a Mac
(but I could be wrong).
> 4. On running "startx" either as root or as user (richard) I get the
> following message (a screen full of data.....!
> XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/XF86Config
> (**) XKB: keycodes: "macintosh"
> (**) XKB: types: "default"
> (**) XKB: compat: "default"
> (**) XKB: symbols: "macintosh/us"
> (**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
> (**) XKB: model: "pc101"
> (**) XKB: Mouse type BusMouse, device: /dev/mouse, buttons=3
> (**) XKB: Mouse: 3 button emulation (timeout 50 mS)
> Config Error: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config:321
> Modeline '640x480' 49.886 640 661 725 832 480 481 484 514 +hsync +us
> Monitor Section keyword expected
> X connection to 0,0 broken
Looks like your XF86config file isn't complete, or it is producing a
file that your X server does not understand. Try Xautoconfig instead.
> The section about the mouse IS interesting because I know the mouse works
> properly under GPM (in console mode) ... and it IS a standard Apple brand
> 1-button adb mouse!
> One extra little bit of trivia (?) is that there is NO entry /dev/mouse
> ... not even a symbolic link '@mouse' ... There is an entry
The default place most programs look for a mouse is /dev/mouse - if this
symbolic link is missing then a lot of programs refuse to work. The
manual way of fixing things would be to create a symlink from
/dev/adbmouse to /dev/mouse and see if that works.
Otherwise run mouseconfig, I think that is suppsed to set this up for
you the "correct" way.
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