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Old 01-11-2003, 07:28 PM   #1
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need help with XF86Config


I'm running Slackware 8.0 on my Thinkpad 560. I'm trying to get X configured, and Im spinning my wheels. when I startx it will load, my window manager will come up, but the screen looks all weird. I can see the xterm window and whatnot, but it reappears across the screen, kind of interlaced and overlayed on top of itself. It's hard to describe, anyway....

I have searched the depths of the web for information on the 560, and have devised to the best of my ability an XF86Config file based on all those that are posted, and the one that was generated on my box. here it is:

Section "Files"

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
EndSection

Section "Keyboard"
Protocol "Standard"
AutoRepeat 500 5
EndSection

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "PS/2"
Device "/dev/mouse"

Emulate3Buttons
Emulate3Timeout 50
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "ThinkPad"
VendorName "IBM"
ModelName "560"

HorizSync 25-79
VertRefresh 20-76
Modeline "640x480" 28.32 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525
Modeline "800x600" 28.32 800 808 1024 1040 600 600 626 640 +hsync +vsync
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Trident Cyber9385"
VendorName "Trident"
BoardName "9385"
Driver "trident"
Option "noaccel"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Driver "svga"
Device "Trident Cyber9385"
Monitor "ThinkPad"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

the only thing that shows up in the log is this:

Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/, removing from list!

Any suggestions?
Thanks!

Last edited by superbondbond; 01-11-2003 at 07:32 PM.
 
Old 01-11-2003, 08:11 PM   #2
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I have searched the depths of the web for information
Found this one googling ... TP560 HIH!

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Old 01-11-2003, 09:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Tink-

I think I have run across that site before. I have about a half-dozen or so config files that I've found from various people with a similar system. I've been comparing all of them with my xf86config-generated one to deduce what the problem is. Needles to say, I've not had any luck with that yet. Still trying though.

Any other ideas would be appreciated.

I'm considering downloading a newer version of Xfree86. I don't know if that would help or not
 
Old 01-12-2003, 01:58 AM   #4
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Have you checked out www.linux-laptops.net ?? Good source for getting Linux to run on laptops.
 
Old 01-12-2003, 11:56 AM   #5
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Hey Tricky-

yeah that one was actually quite a help. In doing some more reading last night, I've come to the conclusion that it's Xfree86 4.x.x that is not working with my LCD screen. I'm currently working on replacing that with version 3.3.6 which most people who posted their config files have been using.

I'm crossing my fingers......


Thanks for the responses though.
 
Old 01-12-2003, 01:15 PM   #6
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I recently had problems with X and ran accross this site for configuring X to work with lcd monitors, maybe this will help.
www.linuxnewbies.org
 
Old 01-12-2003, 09:55 PM   #7
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Thumbs up

Thanks for all the responses.

I installed Xfree86 version 3.3.6 and I was able to get it up and running.

Sweet!
 
  


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