Any good XFree86 tutorials?

Forum: X and Fluxbox
Topic: Any good XFree86 tutorials?
started by: jhsu

Posted by jhsu on Aug. 15 2008,05:02
Are there any good XFree86 tutorials that explain what to do after typing startx?  I've learned recently how to get into XFree86 on Damn Small Linux, but I have no idea what to do once I'm in.  Since things don't work the way I expect, I end up going back to Xvesa.
Posted by Juanito on Aug. 15 2008,09:24
You have to modify/create two files - /home/dsl/.xserverrc and /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

The first is explained in the .info file and for the second, perhaps the easiest thing to do is google on "XF86Config-4" and the name of your graphics card/chip.

Once you've done the above, "startx" will work.

Posted by jhsu on Aug. 15 2008,14:19
Yes, I have gone through the procedure involving /home/dsl/.xserverrc and /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 .

The problem comes AFTER I enter "startx".  I get so confused that I have to control-alt-backspace to prompt and use to get back into Xvesa.

Posted by Juanito on Aug. 15 2008,14:28
If you've modified .xserverrc correctly and chosen/edited XF86Config-4 correctly for your system it should "just work" after typing "startx" and look exactly the same as the base dsl using Xvesa.

What graphics chip/card do you have? What XF86Config-4 are you using? You could also look in /var/log/XFree86.0.log (or something like that) for error messages that could give a clue as to the problem you're having.

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