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Re: config X under woody -- SOLVED... and yet...

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 02:20:18PM +0900, Nick Hastings wrote:
> * will trillich <will@serensoft.com> [021210 14:16]:
> > okay, i've gone thru
> > 
> > 	XFree86 -configure
> > 	xf86cfg
> > 	xf86config
> Do it the Debian way:
> dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

that was actually the first thing i'd tried; it asks all kinds
of fascinating questions that seem like they need voodoo to

but i did it again anyhow. and i iterated through several of the
multiple-choice areas and...


i finally had a 640x480 desktop! then i put some stuff in
~/.xinitrc (and ~/.xsession) and voila, a window here, a panel
there! stabs in the dark can sometimes work wonders...


i continued iterating through some of the multiple-choice items
given via
	dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
and, without borking my monitor, managed to get a
higher-resolution desktop...

QUESTION: how do i find out what selections apply to my hardware
so that i can get the highest resolution possible? scan rate and
refresh seem to be the kickers.

also, even with the second-lowest resolution i can't get the
ctl-alt-[+] or ctl-alt-[-] to zoom in or out, the way it used to
under potato. what'd i miss?

I use Debian/GNU Linux version 2.2;
Linux server 2.2.17 #1 Sun Jun 25 09:24:41 EST 2000 i586 unknown
DEBIAN NEWBIE TIP #60 from Vineet Kumar <debian-user@virtual.doorstop.net>
Been hoping to find A FEATURE-PACKED MUTT CONFIG FILE? Check
out the ones at Sven Guckes' site:
There's also some great vimrc ideas there, too.

Also see http://newbieDoc.sourceForge.net/ ...

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