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Teddy Offline

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Posted: Jan. 25 2004,23:06 QUOTE

Ok... I installed DamnSmall on my hard disk, all went smoothly.  I just finished installing GDM however, and now, I appear to be in some sort of Safe mode... 16 colours.  

I've never run into this on Linux before, so I'm not sure what to do... XF86Config appears ok... but I will check again if needs be.  I'm rather used to Debian, but this old computer I'm running on right now just won't cooperate to install it.

When I switch terminals and log in as root, it seems to execute a script of some sort which starts up X into Fluxbox, proper res/colour depth and all.
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Posted: Jan. 25 2004,23:39 QUOTE

Teddy, DSL uses a very light weight X system that is based on the Krive Xvesa and Xfbdev servers.  These servers are not part of Debian.  There's a very good chance that installing GDM overwritten some of the setup we use for the Kdrive servers.  You may be able to hack in the X options to get the server to display at the right resolution.  The Kdrive servers take all their arguments via commandline, like this:
/usr/bin/X11/Xvesa -mouse /dev/psaux,5 -screen 1024x768x32 -shadow -nolisten tcp
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