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Old 07-13-2003, 12:40 AM   #1
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Gentoo XF86Config help


Hi ppl I have a problem seting up Gentoo I can't get X to start I know it is installed because when I typed in "emerge fluxbox" it also downloaded XF86. Can someone help me setup X??? so I can use a GUI web browser and not use links

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Old 07-13-2003, 12:45 AM   #2
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You should have a program called 'xf86config'. Note the lowercase, this is a program and is completely different than the config file.

It may be in /usr/X11R6/bin if not you may have to 'locate' it.

It is an interactive script which will ask you about your hardware and desired resolution, yadda yadda...then it will create your XF86Config file.

Make sure you know your monitors sync rates and graphic card info....
 
Old 07-13-2003, 01:33 AM   #3
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Thank You I now have a GUI but the resolution is sooo big

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Old 07-13-2003, 02:04 AM   #4
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You can adjust the res by pressing CTRL ALT and the + or - key on the keypad.

To make the change permanent (you know how big you want it) you need to edit the screens section in your XF86Config file. The order needs to be as you want it from preferred size to not-preferred, it's most likely smallest to biggest currently. So let's say you want 1024x768 to be the default, you will need to edit the section to have:
1024x768, 800x600, 1280x1024
Rather than whatever is there (substituting all the options I've shown with the ones you desire). This will only need to be done with the Default Depth that is displayed (24 or16 probably). Each depth has it's own section, you only need to edit the section corresponding to your Default Depth.

HTH

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