Two X questions
There has been some helpful discussion of the setting up of X11.
Perhaps this is a good time to ask some of mine.
1. How can I get the command C-g in emacs to work under X11 the same
as it does in a console? Several times my machine or screen seemed to
lock up when I used this command three times. In the (virtual, that
is) console, the emacs process is put into the background. Can I
disable or enable something in emacs to prevent the lockup? Can I do
something in X, likewise?
2. Under X11 as it is configured on my 640 x 480 low end color LCD
(Toshiba T1910), many applications I would like to use, such as
xpaint, tgif, xfig, not to mention ghostview, run at a size that is
large than the screen can show at once. Is there something I can do
to configure the size of an application? (resolution problem?) I
think this has nothing to do with virtual screen size and I think it
has nothing to do with the xresource for dimension. For example, to
use tgif I will have to shift the virtual screen around to cover all
parts of the drawn surface, and again shift to get access to buttons.
This is a ubiqitous problem. I am using the VGA16 server.
3. On mouses and lockups and switching from VC's to X11. I am now
sure that my problem with switching VC's has something to do with the
inability to switch back and forth between two mouse setups. When I
don't run gpm, this problem (wherein the system seems to lock up after
a switchover) is much reduced or often eliminated. With the new gpm
1.06, the problem seems to have worsened for me.
What could I do to eliminate this problem?