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Re: Auto-X problem

On Sat, Apr 06, 2002 at 08:18:55PM +0200, DSC Publishing, LLC wrote:
> Good day; 
> I just installed Stable-Potato, and then installed packages including
> XFree86, and the C++ -written minimalist Window manager (sorry, I forgot 
> the name.  It advertises a *nonwindoze* look and feel, and has a bar
> across the bottom.  
> Somehow, XDM also got installed.  Which lends two problems.
> (1) I need to change the monitor specs.  It won't let me do that,
> because I am already in X, even as root.  I tried renaming
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XDM as XEM, then restarting (it got me out for the
> time being), and then redoing the setup....  but when I came back I
> found that the 1024x768 SVGA I had installed didn't operate, and now all
> I had was VGA.  I had read the SVGA characteristics straight off my
> Win98 system, so I'm pretty sure they are right.

If getting the monitor to sync is all you want, you might want to edit
/etc/X11/XF86Config by hand. The relevant lines are

	HorizSync	30-<insert you monitor max here (the kHz value)>
	VertRefresh	50-<insert the max Hz here>

For a complete configuration tool, try /usr/bin/xf86config

> (2) I don't want X to be automatic.  I *like* text.  How do I
> deconfigure XDM?  I can see that it is running; I tried going to
> /etc/inittab and looking for the code that starts up X, but I didn't
> find any such code there.  

as root run:

/usr/bin/apt-get remove xdm

(This is a FAQ and there are also other ways of doing it)

Note that I use Debian version 3.0
Linux emac140 2.4.17 #1 sön feb 10 20:21:22 CET 2002 i686 unknown

Hans Ekbrand

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