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Re: X frozen on Compaq Armada 4131T

On Wed, 23 Apr 2003 14:09:59 +1000 (EST)
Tadeusz Bak <T.Bak@unsw.edu.au> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have installed Debian 3.0r1 on this old laptop (the graphic chip is
> Cirrus Logic GD7548) and have problems with xfree86. After running
> 'XFree86 -configure' I got a working config file and copied it to
> /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (this is a first step of course, fine tuning will
> be later). Now I can run 'XFree86' as root and get a grey rectangular with
> mouse cursor, can move the cursor and finally kill the server with
> Crtl-Alt-Backspace. Starting X with 'startx' command however, results in
> the same image as before but then laptop doesn't react to any key or mouse
> movement. The only access to the machine is via network, so using 'ps' I
> can see that x-window-manager has started.  Trying to bypass all the
> configuration scripts I also used 'xinit' (without any arguments, so xterm
> should be called) but no luck again -- everything stopped, 'ps' tells me
> that X and xterm are running. The result is the same for root and
> normal user. The log file (XFree86.0.log) doesn't contain any informations
> about errors or warnings. Any idea where should I look next? 
> Thanks in advance for any help.

Try installing fluxbox; it's a lightweight window manager that would be good
for your old laptop.

If fluxbox works you can decide whether to keep it or try another window


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