Re: XF86Config-4 on TP 760EL
Nate Bargmann wrote:
> * David Woyciesjes <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2003 Feb 03 13:51 -0600]:
> > Nate Bargmann wrote:
> > > The ED runs XFree 4.2.x flawlessly, but you'll have no sound support.
> > Hmmm. Well, sounds does work on the EL, I can hear something playing
> > when I blindly login to X...
> I supppose I was less than clear in explaining the trade-offs between
> the 760ED and the 760EL. With the EL you will be limited to
> 800x600x8bpp (perhaps XFree 4.2.x can make 16bpp work, but I don't
> know) and sound works well. Meanwhile the 760ED will give you
> 1024x768x16bpp, but no sound as the MWave DSP is not supported in Linux.
Okay. Well, it can do 16nit color at 800x600 in Windows... Well, let's
see if I can get it to work at all, even 640x480 at least...
> > I assume the XF86COnfig and XF86Config-4 files have tghe same layout,
> > right? I got a XF86Config file, that works on an EL (running RH 7.1). So
> > I'll use thatas a starting point...
> That depends... Debian added the -4 suffix to allow an 3.x and a 4.x
> configuration to co-exist. However, a file written for 3.x is not of
> a compatible format for 4.x and vice versa. 4.x in Debian will work
> with a version 4 formatted file named XF86Config or XF86Config-4.
> - Nate >>
Hmmm, okay. Well, I can use the existing XF86Config-4 as a template,
and fill in the info from the 'working XF86Config (3.x). Hopefully that
will do the trick...
If all else fails, I guess I'm going back to 3.3.6, eh? IIRC< I can
pick that up through apt-get, right?