RE: (X 4.0 problem )Re: pls help or i will switch to other distro
Yes I totally agree with Kent there. A 1mb card will have severe
limitations as to maximum resolution and screen depth. I'd say you'd be
lucky to run 800*600 at 16 bit, if that.
From: Kent West [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, 3 October 2002 12:34 PM
To: email@example.com; David Pastern
Subject: Re: (X 4.0 problem )Re: pls help or i will switch to other
John Joe wrote:
>Thanks for your reply!
>i have Trident 9680 and Woody and upgrade kernel to
>2.4 but still can't use X 4.0
>when i enter xinit, the X background seems OK, but the
>xterm is divided, irregularly. i use no window
>manager. below is XF86Config-4 and output of xinit:
>(please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org because i will
>leave the list soon.)
Let me encourage you to use "startx" rather than "xinit".
The divided xterm indicates a problem with your card/resolution
settings. I'm not familiar with the Trident 9680, but a quick google
indicates it's a PCI card with 2MB max RAM, which means yours probably
only has 1MB. I've had problems with lower-RAM cards getting X working;
sometimes ya just gotta hold your mouth just right . . . .
Once in X, you might try pressing Ctrl-Alt-PlusOnTheKeypad or
Ctrtl-Alt-MinusOnTheKeypad to cycle through the defined resolutions.
But, if you only have a 1MB card, I'd recommend you scrounge up a 4MB
card or so (Ebay, local computer store's dumpster, etc).
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