Joined: Mar. 2004
||Posted: Jan. 09 2006,06:32
|Quote (cbagger01 @ Jan. 05 2006,22:09)|
|The entier DSL operating system is probably about the same size as the RedHat install utilities + XFree86 or XOrg.|
The "S" in DSL stands for SMALL. Not "So SIMPLE that a 3 year old can do it!"
If you want a simple answer:
Can a newbie who cannot do anything beyond robotically following some instructions step-by-step get a stock DSL system to run XWindows at something other than 60HZ?
If this is the answer that you were waiting for, then you got it so I hope you enjoy that self-satisfied feeling as you move on to a different operating system. CYA!
Now for the rest of us, the answer is clear:
The best way to get higher refresh rates in DSL is to install the XFree86.dsl extension and muddle through the configuration process until the configuration for your specific video card and monitor is complete.
For the more adventurous, you can try some alternative approaches:
If your video card has a special MSDOS configuration program that can change VESA refresh rates inside the card's BIOS, you can create an MSDOS boot disk to run this program and bump your refresh rate up and then start DSL via the loadlin MSDOS-to-Linux bootloader and the appropriate framebuffer code. Then choose the xfbdev server.
If your video card supports the VESA 3.0 BIOS EXTENSIONS, you can get a special MSDOS configuration program like VBEHZ that can change VESA refresh rates, you can create an MSDOS boot disk to run this program and bump your refresh rate up and then start DSL via the loadlin MSDOS-to-Linux bootloader and the appropriate framebuffer code. Then choose the xfbdev server.
If your video card has a special non-VESA linux framebuffer driver, you can boot up with this framebuffer and specify a higher refresh rate and then use xfbdev server, IF YOUR DRIVER SUPPORTS A LINEAR FRAMEBUFFER AND IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE XFBDEV SERVER.
There may be other ways to do it but they are presently unknown here at the forums.
HINT: If you don't understand anything in the second part of this post and are just looking for someone to spell it out for you or write some magical configuration program to do the work, GIVE UP NOW. I sincerely doubt that anything is going to change because the status quo has not changed since day 1 with this project, now in it's third year.
cbagger, that was awesome!
I think I just came in my pants...
No good deed goes unpunished...