Re: Successful install but disoriented about X configuration
Garry Roseman wrote:
I lurked here for a while and read about Debian until I finally made
the decision to replace Linuxppc 2000 with Debian GNU/Linux (Potato).
I first put it on my PowerMac 7600/ Powerlogix G3 system while the
PowerComputing 150 continues to run Linuxppc 2000 (for a little while).
I am running debian 2.2 on my PowerCenter 120, upgraded to a 300MHz G3.
I have an ATI XClaim 3D card. Someone on the list suggested that I put
the following in /etc/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config:
The Debian install is wonderful! I was able to install by booting
from the floppy, mounting the root from floppy, and finding the
drivers and base system where I had downloaded them on a hard drive.
All further installation was done via dselect/ppp and went smoothly. I
got Midnight Commander and lynx running and gcc installed.
(I'm using BootX for dual booting since this is an Old World ROM
machine and quik is not as convenient -- BootX is very easy to set up
and use. Besides I'm not weaned from MacOS yet for email and a few
programs such as Adobe Acrobat.)
Today I installed the X-Windows packages, s.a. xfonts*, xserver*, xdm,
xterm, blackbox, but I am feeling completely disoriented about
configuration. I don't know what command(s) to rely on for setting up
my X server. The Debian book says to run x86config --- I don't have
an x86config command?!
I tried to check the FAQ-O-Matic for help but it seems to be AWOL.
Someone please give me the big picture on what I should do next to get
X running. My PCI graphics board is the ATI Xclaim 3D Plus (ATI Rage
LT Pro graphics accelerator with 8M of memory).
(I only need X to run lyx! Otherwise I'd be quite happy to live with
a Linux console. I don't want to install a desktop manager right now
but will eventually use KDE.)
Thanks for giving me a shove in the right direction...
Basically you need to configure X by hand by editing this file.
BTW there is an acrobat like program called xpdf that I use alot. Its
pretty basic, but fast and does the job.