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RE: Newbie apt-get question


O.K., I fixed my XFree86 problem and am now running  Now my
question is, how do I get it running in 1024x768 or 1280x1024?  I am using
the FBDevice and the only options configure in my XF86Config-4 is "800x600"
and "640x480".  Can I just add entries for "1024x768", etc to the

Thanks again,

Barry deFreese
NTS Technology Services Manager
Nike Team Sports

"Technology doesn't make you less stupid; it just makes you stupid faster."
Jerry Gregoire - Former CIO at Dell

-----Original Message-----
From: Wilhelm *Rafial* Fitzpatrick [mailto:rafial@well.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 1:26 PM
To: deFreese, Barry
Cc: debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
Subject: RE: Newbie apt-get question

At 1:09 PM -0700 7/30/02, deFreese, Barry wrote:
>Thanks for the tip. /etc/debian_version does say 3.0 but the kernel is
>2.2.19, is that correct?  I thought they were using 2.4 now??

kernel version is independent of distribution version.  You can run 
Debian 3.0 on top of either a 2.2 or a 2.4 kernel.  If your 2.2 
kernel is supporting all your hardware, no need to mess with it.

>Also, the dpkg output says xfree86-common 4.1.0-16 but I don't get a
>xfree86.log.0 in /var/log and the xdm.log still shows 3.3.6.  Any clue

Okay, try this: open a terminal window under X and run:

xdpyinfo | more

and look for the XFree86 version number.

Also, you might running gdm instead of xdm?  Are you using the gnome 
desktop? Do:

ps ax | grep xdm


ps ax | grep gdm

If you are running gdm, your logs are in /var/log/gdm

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