Forum: System
Topic: XFree86.dsl
started by: Airfixer

Posted by Airfixer on Nov. 17 2005,20:27
Apologies for being dumb.
Is there a howto on getting XFree86 installed and working.
Ive read the info page for XFree86.dsl and XFree86config.dsl but it doesnt make much sense to a nOOb like me.
I have a Nvidia Mainboard, Nvidia FX Graphics card, Athlon 3200 & 1 Gig Ram.
Hope someone can help - thanks in advance!

Posted by nedsferatu on Nov. 17 2005,20:50
I have been struggling with this too. I can't stand the 60hz refresh rate, it give me a headache, so i'd like to use xfree86. Please help!
Posted by I went to bed very late on Nov. 17 2005,22:17
It's not difficult (there is also a readme file in the repository).
If I remember it correctly, you will only have to mount the .dsl and copy, edit and rename the XF86Config-4 included in the Xfree86.dsl

Posted by SaidinUnleashed on Nov. 18 2005,00:26

Wrong section folks. Questions, etc, about extensions go in the appropriate MyDSL forum area.

Posted by Airfixer on Nov. 19 2005,16:35
Oops. Sorry. I did say I was dumb! lol

This is what I get when I follow (as I read it) the Mydsl info;

  /home/dsl/.xserverrc: line1: /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 : No such file or directory
  /home/dsl/.xserverrc: line1: exec: /usr/X11R6/bin/Xfree86 : Cannot execute
  Giving up

I can then run xsetup.sh and startx as normal

What am I doing wrong? Please help I cant take much more 60Hz.  :O

Posted by Airfixer on Nov. 26 2005,23:23
Still playing with this.....
Still needin help....(plz)

I get this result:-

giving up
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to conect to xserver
xinit: No such process (errno 3): server error

My .xserverrc looks like this:-

exec /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 -nolisten tcp &>/dev/null

Ive copied the XF86Config-4_vesa over to /etc/X11 and renamed it XF86Config-4

Can some1 tell me what I'm doing wrong please?

Posted by mikshaw on Nov. 27 2005,00:50
Is .xserverrc executable?
Posted by Airfixer on Nov. 27 2005,19:46
Hi mikshaw
Sorry for being such a nOOb.
How do I check if its executable?

Posted by mikshaw on Nov. 28 2005,04:55
The command "ls -l .xserverrc" should produce a line that starts like this:
-rwxrwxr-x   1   dsl    staff
If it does not contain at least the first x, it is not executable.
Use the command "chmod  +x  .xserverrc" to fix it.

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