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Re: Xpmac.deb

On Sun, Jun 25, 2000 at 09:50:32PM -0500, pohl wanted to say the following:

> Now that it's running, I have a configuration question:  I'm used to
> tweaking XF86Config to get the resolution/bit-depth that I want, but
> Xpmac operates on some magic principles that I don't understand.  How
> do I tell it these configuration values?  Are there any arbitrary
> limitations that I need to know about?

It works with command line arguments:

        % Xpmac.rev10 -h

        <zap out stuff>

        -depth #               run screen at depth {8,16,24}


Like someone (thanks for the tip :) pointed out on this list, on debian this
works best by putting those options to

#0=/usr/bin/X11/X vt7
0=/usr/bin/X11/X vt7 -depth 16

Also your /etc/X11/Xserver should point to Xpmac:

        % cat /etc/X11/Xserver

        <zap out rest>

For some reason the command line arguments dont work if they are put into
the Xserver file. But they work fine on gdm.conf (of course, this assumes
you are running Gnome - for other login managers there should be equivalent
ways of accomplishing this.

(Hello folks on this list btw - reading the archives has been VERY helpful
in getting my powerbook ("pismo") working on debian.. You are doing a great
job! :)

Best wishes,

Tuomas Kuosmanen


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