Re: newbie trying to run anXious - lots of Xwoes
In a message dated 00-12-31 11:31:41 EST, you write:
<< DTi4565459@aol.com (DTi4565459@aol.com) [001230 16:31]:
> Potato install runs in a 16 color VGA mode, so I don't know why I
> can't even get something that simple to run. I have tried xf86config
> but apparently something goes wrong. Among other things, SuperProbe
> finds a Yamaha chip, which doesn't appear on xf86config's list of
> options. So, I am trying to run anXious. I can migrate to /usr/bin and
> type anXious; nothing happens.
I believe that anXious, with no other commandline options, runs
"non-interactively". That is, it won't ask you any questions, and uses some
default settings, *if* they work at all. It's possible that anXious has
created an XF86Config file for you.
You may want to try running it this way:
anXious --forcesetup --forceconfig.
Typing "anXious --help" includes this info:
This program will automatically guess which step is needed based on what
is available on your system. You can force anXious to start from scratch
by using the --forcesetup and --forceconfig options.
Thanks for your help, Hall, and Happy New Year.....
I tried your suggestion, and it seemed to go smoothly, eg detected card
etc. Machine is a laptop (Mitsubishi), and I had to guess at VSync
Then hit odd little problem, on exit from anXious, prompt came back but
keyboard is locked. OK. Opened a new console and tried <startx 2> X.log>,
nothing happened. vi X.log returns errno = 111 error.
Tried /usr/XF11R6/bin/XF86_W32 and X.log is more verbose.
Config appears to go OK down through mouse , but then there is a fatal
server error. "Screen" section needs a graphics driver: accel. No
configured graphics devices. I would post complete output, but when
I try to mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /floppy to copy it over to machine on
AOL, it says it is not a valid block device. Seems like that command
used to work??
Well, anyway, Happy New Year. Newbie appreciates help.