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Old 03-12-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
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xwindows


hello,

I am new to linux and am getting very close to having x-windows working. I have found the specs for my monitor and for my graphics card and have used them to configure X-Windows. I am still having problems though. When I log in all I see is 3 large icons on the top right corner. The words are hard to read but I think they say home, trash and start here. There is also no gnome panel at the bottom of the screen. Has anyone had this problem and could help me?

Thanks,
 
Old 03-12-2003, 02:46 PM   #2
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Try pressing CTRL+ALT+(+ or -). The + and/or - signs must be used on the Keypad, and not the ones next to the Backspace key. This will cycle the resolution settings for your default depth. Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 03:18 PM   #3
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the above will only work if you have put different resolutions in the MODES part of the screen section of x86config.
Should look like this -

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

as you can see my default depth set in x86config is 16, in depth 16 I can go through 3 different resolutions (800x600, 1024x768, 640x480) by pressing ctrl+alt+(+or_)
 
Old 03-12-2003, 03:29 PM   #4
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True, but it is set in XF86Config--just for clarity.

/etc/X11/XF86Config

evian, what distribution are you running? You could rerun your XFree86 configuration utility to set your default depth and your resolution rates if you would like, or you can open up your /etc/X11/XF86Config file with your favorite text editor and edit it as above. Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 05:21 AM   #5
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Not to be a pain in the ****, but when you search around here or in google for xwindows you won't find what you need. The correct name is X-window

I think Microsoft would sue the linux community if we did put the s behind it, would probably be too close the their propriety name.

Anne
 
  


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