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tarballedtux 09-09-2002 06:51 PM

X Windows using an AGP card
I'm having trouble getting X-Windows to simply load using the vga driver. I will get the correct drivers eventually but I just want to get X working. I believe the problem is that X doesn't know my card is on the AGP bus. What do I put in the device section in XF86Config so X knows it's on the AGP bus?


Excalibur 09-09-2002 07:03 PM

You didn't mention the version of Slack that you are trying to bring up. I usually try the vesa mode driver first. The X config file is located in the /etc/X11 directory. There should be one called XF86Config-vesa. Copy it to the XF86Config file and then try the "startx" command. If the video works but the mouse doesn't then change the mouse protocol to "IMPS/2". If it refuses to start, then look in the /var/log/XFree86.0.log file for any messages toward the end that might be a hint as to what the problem is.

Also, you can try the "/usr/X11/bin/xf86cfg" command to see if it will auto config for your system. When prompted to save the file when you exit, remember to use the /etc/X11/XF86Config filename.

Good luck.

tarballedtux 09-09-2002 10:45 PM

OK. Literally forget vga drivers. I got NVIDIA drivers to work right off the bat. OK cool X works. Right. Well the resolution or something is out a whack because the desktop is big. I have to use the mouse to scroll across it. I guess I simply have to increase the resolution. How would I do that with my window manager fvwm2?


Excalibur 09-09-2002 11:57 PM

I don't think the window manager has anything to do much with it. It is X I believe. It sounds like your desktop definition is larger than your viewing resolution. Try cycling through the [CTRL][ALT][-] and [+] sequences to switch the resolution. The [-] and [+] are on the numeric keypad keys.

If the above switches the resolution as desired, then edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config in the screens section. I think you will find that you need to reverse the order of the resolutions listed. The first one in the list for the DefaultDolorDepth is the opening resolution.

neo77777 09-10-2002 12:58 AM

There was a thread dedicated to virtual desktop (this is you case, where screen is actually bigger than the monitor viewable area). As i could see that problem pertains to RH distros, but I am not excluding slack from the list.

tarballedtux 09-10-2002 04:35 PM

OK I got the resolution I want 1280x1028. In fvwm2 I notice that alot of the icons don't work simply because I never installed the software. Can anyone point me to a site that can help me tweak and modify the hell out of fvwm2?

Another thing when I tried to load galeon I received this message:

/usr/bin/galeon-bin: error loading shared libraries: cannot opem shared object file: No such file or directory


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