Re: X Trouble
Edwin Rudolph <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I just installed potato on my PowerBook and am having some trouble with
> getting the X server to work right. I first tried to fire up X with the
> default FBDev server, and that didn't work at all. The only way I could
> get X going was to use the Xpmac server from LinuxPPC. Moreover, if I
> left the video device box unchecked in BootX, I get 8 bit mode, if I check
> it, I can get 32 bit mode.
Have you tried the relevant Xpmac options?
> Another thing is the mouse button emulation--doesn't work at all.
It should work on (left) option 2/3 (not option F2/F3). I had a
problem using different keys. Though I had mouse button emulation on
the consoles via BootX arguments and using gpm, on F9/F10 (103,108), the same
buttons didn't work with X. I solved this using xev (apt-get install
xcontrib); the X-keycodes are different from the console codes here
(F9/F10 is 109,117).
> stranger is that sometimes it seems like the buttons are being pressed
> "magically"--as if the computer thought a button was being held down when
> it wasn't.
A friend of mine who was new to PBs had this with MacOS. It turned out
he sometimes touched the trackpad with his palm, which was interpreted
as a single klick or made the mouse jump around.
>Other times, the mouse button doesn't do anything--nothing
> will happen when I click the button. (All of this is of course w/Xpmac).
May be window manager related. Sawmill is sometimes kinda sluggish;
flwm is not.
> BTW, this is (I think) the Wallstreet PB, Mach64 card.
FYI, PB 3400
> Any ideas would be appreciated.
> Thanks :)
> Edwin Rudolph
- X Trouble
- From: Edwin Rudolph <email@example.com>