Re: configuring X
If you used the virtual consoles and follow your "startx" with a
CTRL-ALT-F1 (or wherever you ran it), you'll see some error
messages. Anyways, the quick fix is to (as root) do the following:
# chmod 666 /dev/fb?
That takes care of the problem. The reason why this is so was
discussed on this list about a month or two ago, so grab it in
the archives off of http://www.debian.org/ if you're interested
in the details.
> What do I need to do to configure X on my SPARC 2? I'm used to having
> the xf86setup package on the Intel machines, but it doesn't seem like
> it's available for SPARC. I already figured out that I need to
> symlink /dev/mouse -> /dev/sunmouse, but when I type "startx", the
> screen goes blank and nothing happens. There is no XF86Config file,
> so that could be the problem, but isn't this something that should be
> installed by the configuration scripts?
> Thanks for any help,
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> Whatever the hopeless may say
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