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Re: newbie X configuration

Thanks (belatedly :) for your help on this.  IceWM runs quite nicely on my
32 MB IPX.  Even if it is somewhat Windows-looking, which I was trying to
avoid ;p

The problems I was having were with Mozilla and, I guess, fvwm(2).  I didn't
realize graphical browsing was so problematic, and the default window
manager was displaying an interference pattern.  At no point during the
setup process (running in dselect) did I have an opportunity to enter scan
rates or other data for my monitor which also led me to think my problems
were configuration-related.

There seems to be no other X config program that I can find.


On 11-30 12:13am PST, you wrote:

> >
> > I have got a Sparcstation IPX with Debian 2.2r1 installed (connected to
> SL
> > behind an Edge/ThinLinux firewall I might add :) but am not sure how to
> > configure X.  All of the documentation I have seen so far refers to usin
> > XF86Config but I do not have this package in my apt/FTP installation.  A
> I
> > supposed to create the XF86config file by hand?
> >
> > X actually starts up but is very unstable, and IIRC looks for a .fvwm2rc
> > file, which I have not set up yet either.  I have also run blackbox wind
> > manager briefly but it too was unstable.
> >
> > I have a 1MB cgsix framebuffer and am using Xsun as the server which I
> > believe is correct.  My monitor is a 16" Sun (365-1020-01) which AFAIK
> > displays 1152x900, scanning at 61.8 Hz horizontal and 66 Hz vertical.  (
> > is colour).  From this I take it I am supposed to calculate the dot cloc
> X works on Sun's out-of-the-box! No need to fiddle with XF86config or
> calculate the dot clock.
> Choose Xserver-xsun as your default xserver, install xdm and a wm. In
> my opinion, IceWM is the best wm for an IPX, fairly small, easy to
> configure and fast enough. It emulates well the look of many other wm's,
> such as fvwm or motif or even windows (urgh!).
> I don't understand why X should be unstable in your case. My IPX has the
> same configuration as yours, with 64 MB ram, and is rock solid.
> Did you install the xfonts?
> Anyway, maybe you wonder what should you answer to the X config program.
> This is what I did.
> When the X configurator starts (I think it is called anXiuos), choose to
> install the xfonts, 75 and 100 dpi. The the program asks for the monitor
> horizontal/vertical sync ranges: enter "custom" and write the proper
> values for your monitor.
> Further you choose the  clockchip (-> "none") and probe for clocks (aswer:
> "No").
> The default color depth is 8 bpp. Don't worry about the default
> resolution (I just accepted the default: 640x480, but it is not used).
> If you need more help, please email me.
> Bye
> Sabino
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