Re: Getting 320x200 in X, Installing Gnome with apt-get
On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Veli-Pekka Tatila wrote:
> What's the equivalent for getting Gnome 2.4 or later up and running like
> that if any? I'd like to try out Gnopernicus at some point, too.
probably apt-get install gnome will do the trick.
However, AFAIK gnome 2.4 is probably only part of either testing certainly
> You might have noticed a change in my attitude. I was thinking not to
> install X at all and keep some kind of a minimalist system but it turned out
> I have a lot more disk space than I thought, as i wiped out my Win 9X before
> the installation.
welcome to the world of free-software and stability :)
> If it is lowRes enough, it will scroll the screen and track the mouse as not
> everything fits on the screen. This is exactly what I'm aiming at, being
> able to use KDE magnified like this, and later on also Gnome with
yes it will.
However, you might be interested in xzoom too.
> Now, I've been trying to hack the lowRes stuff by modifying the screen
> section in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
> My default color depth is 16 bit and i've appended some lower resolutions
mindyou, debconf will overwrite your modified config with the enxt
> SubSection "Display"
> Depth 16
> Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "320x200"
> When trying to switch resolutions in X with ctrl+alt numpad plus or minus it
> does switch between a few but it seems the lowest it takes is something like
> 640x480. It scrolls slightly in the lowest resolution but not much really.
did you restart you X-server after modifying the config?
> There's also a passage liek this near the end:
> Section "DRI"
> Mode 0666
> Does the DRI section specify some kind of a default resolution I should be
> changing? Actually, I would not mind if the only resolution in X was 320x200
> as not many sighted people will be using that LInux machine anyway.
you could reconfigure X with only the low resolution.
> Also, what does it mean when it says in the beginning comments that I should
> not modify the lines in the DEBCONF section? Do I have to specify that I'll
> manage this config file myself, or what might be the reason why it's not
> taking into account my lower resolutions?
no, that it will overwrite by update/upgrade of the package.
> Another unlikely explanation that came to mind is that the Rage driver
> somehow limits the possible resolutions you can have. I suppose vesa would
> be a safe bet.
> Any help greatly appreciated.
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