Re: XFree86\xf86cfg system crash
xf86cfg seems to do not work without any parameters.
Try using xf86cfg -textmode . It worked fine for me many times.
hope it helps
On Saturday 25 August 2001 13:34, Pedro Neves spoke wisely:
> I'm having the same problem, and I also don't understand why thy ended with
> XF86Setup. I read that they're working on a replacement, but until it's
> available I guess the only thing to do is edit XF86 config manually...
> Regarding the mouse, there's a document in Xfree86 docs about the mice and
> its protocols.
> They also advise about possible crashes on some systems after running
> XFree86 - configure, so I guess yours and mine are some of those systems,
> although I cannot explain why it crashes (maybe something to do with
> probing procedures?).
> good luck
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <R1nso13@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2001 6:54 AM
> Subject: XFree86\xf86cfg system crash
> > okay, so after learning that XF86Setup is not working anymore (why did
> > do that? it seemed like a really good prog) i've installed
> > etc. so that i could run XFree86 (and in effect, xf86cfg which is
> > on it). So i installed the packages, and just ran XFree86 as root with no
> > arguments to make sure that it was installed and everything, which it
> > Then I ran XFree86 -configure (one of the suggested XF86Setup
> replacements i
> > was referred to), and...... nothing. Screen goes blank and I have to hit
> > ctrl-alt-delete several times before it reboots okay. So then, being
> > somewhat stubborn, I try to run xf86cfg which yields the same results.
> > I should go with the old adage "If you want something done right, do it
> > yourself" and edit the configuration file manually. My dilemma is that
> > my mouse isn't recognized. When i just run the X sever by itself ( '$ X'
> > ) ,
> > starts but the mouse doesn't move, and startx complains about an invalid
> > argument in relation to /dev/mouse. So i guess i just need to edit the
> > pointer section of the config file. I've got the standard Microsoft
> > mouse with a little roll button dealie, and pretty much a standard debian
> > configuration, so what should i call the protocol and what's the device
> > (and anything else i probably should tack on there)? Init isn't starting
> > so i think its just a configuration file problem.
> > But all the same, this xf86cfg thing has gotten kind of personal... i
> mean, i
> > just want to be able to get it to work for no other reason than its
> > really bothering me (well, not that much but still). So any theories a/b
> > why xf86cfg and XFree86 -configure are crashing my system?
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