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Re: XF86 3.3-3

On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Ralph Winslow wrote:

> Christopher Jason Morrone wrote:
> > 

<snip> [ Problems, "help!" ]

> > 
> This also reflects my experience exactly. HELP!!

It works fine for me. I also did an upgrade from 1.2 to 1.3 and noticed
the following:
XFree86 3.2 servers are not exactly the same as XFree86 3.3 servers;
The configuration that once worked fine might not be perfect anymore; 
The configuration tools in the new package might not be entirely flawless.

I have an s3virge card and upgrading the virge server was not entirely
succesfull. Changing to the new svga server solved the problems.

Besides purging everything and reinstalling (you probably don't want to
have to do that), have you tried to remove (rename) the old configuration
files and then run either 'xbase-configure' or 'XF86Setup'? After that you
can always tweak the new file using parts of the old file (read the new
docs too before you do this). 

Good luck,


ps: here's something from a few days ago that I kept in my mailbox:

On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Tim Sailer wrote:

> In your email to me, Dale Scheetz, you wrote:
> >   
> > On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Adam Shand wrote:
> >
> > > I have just installed all the X packages (xbase, xserver-svga etc) on my
> > > Thinkpad laptop 755CX.  I was having troubles and assumed it was my 
> > > inexperience with X that was doing it :)
> > >
> > > I now have a friend here who is familiar with X and now that we are playing
> > > properly with it we have found that it doesn't seem to be finding our   
> > > XF86Config file.  The file is kept in /usr/X11 and there is a link to it in
> > > /usr/X11R6/lib/X11??
> > >
> > > It is dying with the error that no appropriate screen resolutions can be
> > > found.  Does anyone know what this could be or do you need more details?
> > >
> > Sounds like you chose the wrong card information. Did you install this
> > with dselect? Did you use the xbase configuration options?
> >
> > If you move your XF86Config file out of the way (save it under a different
> > name) you should be able to run xbase-configure and rebuilt this file. You
> > should change the Xserver file to point to VGA16 for the configuration,
> > and then return to your prefered server after the configuration. If you
> > choose the correct card from the list the problems should go away.   
> I have found that XF86Setup and xf86config write to different files.
> The GUI version writes into the /usr/x11r6/lib/x11 dir, where it moves
> the existing config gile to .old . The only problem with this is that
> the old 'file' is the other end of the symlink from /etc/x11, which is
> where xf86config writes.
> Tim

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