Re: X driver and configuration on HP9000/710
Great infos: I will surely use them!!!!
8-§ > Kernel binaries at that site work well for me on both boxes.
8-§ > Random notes from X discoveries:
8-§ > 1. If you use -pa55, define your keyboard to X as xfree86 not hp. There
8-§ > has been a recent change in the kernel keyboard driver that is not
8-§ > reflected in older mailing list messages about configuring a keyboard
8-§ > for X.
8-§ > 2. Use a serial mouse; HIL mouse not supported yet. I use a 2-button
8-§ > microsoft mouse. I have had trouble having the gpm driver active during
8-§ > X sessions on the 720 (but not on a 735). gpm has little value to me
8-§ > anyway so I deinstalled it on the 720 (it may be in the default install
8-§ > from ISO).
8-§ > 3. The extended-char key is equivalent to an Alt key on a PC.
8-§ > control-extended-backspace kills the X server. control-extended-f2 gets
8-§ > back to a text console from X, control-extended-f7 resumes X.
8-§ > 4. The X video device driver to use is "fbdev".
8-§ > 5. If you have a 24-bit framebuffer that doesn't work try setting
8-§ > DefaultFbBpp to 32 and DefaultDepth to 24.
8-§ > 6. The fbset utility (apt-get install fbset) is helpful to check the
8-§ > actual video mode of a text console in framebuffer mode, but I can't get
8-§ > it to change resolutions on crx or crx24.
8-§ > 7. The kernel has some support to change depths on cards that have more
8-§ > than one. Kernel boot parameter:
8-§ > video=stifb:bpp:8
8-§ > video=stifb:bpp:32
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