Re: X on a sparc 10 - Creator 3D, Sony 21 - howto?
On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 10:57:35AM -0300, Antonio Luiz Pacifico wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-08-01 at 10:09, Ben Collins wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 08:16:14AM -0400, Eduardo Mendes wrote:
> > > Hello
> > >
> > > Debian is now the sole OS on my sparc 10. The installation process went fine
> > > despite a slow internet connection (thanks to all on the list again and
> > > again).
> > >
> > > Although the installation process went through all the settings for X, the
> > > only thing that came out was a blank screen (I didn't see the mouse pointer
> > > at all so I assume that X settings are completely wrong). I tried to find a
> > > xsetup, xconfigurator and etc. but the only thing that came out was
> > > xf86config (which didn't help at all!). Ok, how can I sucessfully configure X
> > > for a sparc 10 with Creator 3D and Sony monitor, model GDM 501PT?
> > dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
> > If you get a black screen, wait, and wait some more. It's possible that
> > you are using swap space to start X, and it could take time under those
> > circumstances.
> This is interesting. I'm using Debian GNU/Linux on one Ultra 30. My
> video card is creator 3D (according to the command "dmesg"). However,
> until today, I couldn't make my Xserver start using the binary
> /usr/X11R6/bin/X. But, I got xserver-xsun24 (3.3.6), extracted the
> binary Xsun24, deleted the /usr/X11R6/bin/X and changed Xsun24 into
> /usr/X11R6/bin/X. After that I gave the following commands:
> chown root.root /usr/X11R6/bin/X
> chmod 4755 /usr/X11R6/bin/X
> startx... and now it works!!!
> That is, I'd like to know: Why my system works with an antiquade binary?
> I really don't know, but it works!
> Is there a reason for this?
> Thank's in advance!
Likely there is a good reason for it, but unless you email
/var/log/XFree86.log, we wont know the answer.
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