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Old 09-01-2002, 12:53 PM   #1
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Question XF86Setup


In Slackware 8.0, where do I find XF86Setup?
Also how do I use the find or locate utility to find something like this?

My biggest problem is that I cant get startx to work.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 12:55 PM   #2
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It is xf86cfg, or xf86config, and they are usually in
/usr/bin/X11
 
Old 09-01-2002, 01:06 PM   #3
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thanks,
I was asking about it because in the Slack 7.0 book I have it says to use Xf86Setup, and later to try XF86Config.

I tried XF86Config from the /etc/X11 directory, but it said ...command not found...?
 
Old 09-16-2002, 05:32 PM   #4
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i want to know the same thing. there doesn't seem to be a XF86Setup command, just the config. where can i find xf86setup? or maybe some other program that would make it easier to change resolutions in slack 8
 
Old 09-16-2002, 06:39 PM   #5
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I believe the xf86setup command was valid for pre 4.x versions of XFree86. With 4.x and up, the common utility is xf86config, like neo77777 mentioned.

The "easiest" way to switch resolutions in X -IMO - is to set up all possible resolutions in your XF86Config file. Then you can just Ctrl-Alt-+ or Ctrl-Alt-- to move between them.

j.
 
Old 09-16-2002, 06:46 PM   #6
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Re: XF86Setup

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Originally posted by rxwebman

Also how do I use the find or locate utility to find something like this?
You would simply type:
find xf86setup OR
locate xf86setup (case sensitive I believe)

You are a pharmacy geek too! Woohoo! We are multiplying like rabits!

Cool
 
Old 09-18-2002, 04:28 PM   #7
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as root type > /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config
 
Old 09-18-2002, 06:02 PM   #8
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Quote:
You would simply type:
find xf86setup OR
locate xf86setup (case sensitive I believe)
Find uses a more complex syntax, e.g.:

find / -name xf86setup

would search from the root directory for all files called xf86setup

Alex
 
Old 09-18-2002, 06:25 PM   #9
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yup
 
  


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