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Old 02-04-2004, 11:02 AM   #1
DeleriumLover
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Newbie xf86config question


HP Pavillion ze5475ca Laptop.
Slackware 9.1 full install

Hi,

I can't get my xf86config setup correctly with SW 9.1. My Knoppix cd loads KDE fine, so I'm thinking of copying that xf86config onto a floppy and using to replace my SW 9.1's xf86config. Is this a sound idea or is it unsafe?

Thx Much,
Brian
 
Old 02-04-2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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Maybe it would be useful to copy some fields, like "device", "modes" and "monitor", since Knoppix autodetects your hardware. I don't know much about Knoppix, so you shold check the pathes, if you are really going to copy the hole file. But, before, have you tryied xfree86setup in Slackware??

Marcelo
 
Old 02-04-2004, 11:23 AM   #3
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Hi Marcelo,

Thanks. I didn't know about xfree86setup. Will try that when I get home.

Brian
 
Old 02-17-2004, 09:13 PM   #4
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No matters i have copy before xfree86Config from knoppix to slackware and my X server begin to run on slack. I even have copy xfree86config of knoppix to OpenBSD works fine no errors, no bugs. it should be safe.

The only problems was that i have to modify my sync vertical and horizontal range a little bit, but after that works like gold
 
Old 02-18-2004, 12:20 PM   #5
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Question strange numpad, choosing screen mode

Thank you, I've found here what I was searching to configure X. So I've made xfree86config and everything is right, except 2 things :
My numeric pad moves the pointer instead of writing numbers (and YES, I've tried numlock)
X choose a high-resolution mode, I'd like to stay in 1024x768x24x85 hz without having to do ctrl-alt-+ each time.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 01:18 PM   #6
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You should try to take a look at your XF86Config file. For the resolution, edit it at the Modes section. I think, for your keyboard, you should take a look at the InputDevice, in the same file. If you have any doubts, see "man XF86Config".
What I usualy do is run "xf86config", backup the XF86Config file it generates, then run xfree86config and edit XF86Config mixing the best options both programs generated. Got it? Tell me if it works...

Marcelo
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:17 AM   #7
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Red face setting the screen mode

Hi, i've succeeded by simply putting 1024 in first in the line in the config file. :-) But this XF86Config file is really ugly, and now I've got a virtual desktop, and cannot find the line to disable it :-( .
And if my monitor would support 100 hz, how could I force X11 to use this mode instead of 85hz ? :-o
For the numpad keys, it happens only in Gnome, so it isn't a big problem. I'll work with XFCE.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:33 AM   #8
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It could help if you took a look at my XF86Config. I'm using 1024x768 display, without virtual desktop. Take a look specially at the "Monitor" and "Screen" sections. It would be of some help if you could send us your XF86Config file...

Marcelo

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load  "glx"
Load  "record"
Load  "extmod"
Load  "dbe"
Load  "xtrap"
Load  "type1"
Load  "freetype"
Load  "speedo"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Keyboard0"
Driver      "keyboard"
Option      "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
Option      "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option      "XkbLayout" "us_intl"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Mouse0"
Driver      "mouse"
Option	    "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option	    "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier   "Monitor0"
VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName    "Monitor Model"
HorizSync     31.5-64.3
VertRefresh   50-90
EndSection

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option     "DigitalVibrance"    	# <i>
#Option     "NoFlip"             	# [<bool>]
#Option     "Dac8Bit"            	# [<bool>]
Option     "NoLogo"             	# [<bool>]
#Option     "UBB"                	# [<bool>]
#Option     "Stereo"             	# <i>
#Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
#Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
#Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
Option     "NvAGP"              	"2"# <i>
#Option     "IgnoreEDID"         	# [<bool>]
#Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>]
Option     "ConnectedMonitor"   	"CRT, TV" # <str>
#Option     "ConnectedMonitors"  	# <str>
Option     "TVStandard"         	"PAL-M"# <str>
#Option     "TVOutFormat"        	# <str>
#Option     "RenderAccel"        	# [<bool>]
Option     "CursorShadow"       	# [<bool>]
#Option     "CursorShadowAlpha"  	# <i>
#Option     "CursorShadowXOffset" 	# <i>
#Option     "CursorShadowYOffset" 	# <i>
#Option     "UseEdidFreqs"       	# [<bool>]
#Option     "FlatPanelProperties" 	# <str>
Option     "TwinView"           	# [<bool>]
Option     "TwinViewOrientation" 	"Clone"# <str>
Option     "SecondMonitorHorizSync" 	"30-50"# <str>
Option     "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" 	"60"# <str>
Option     "MetaModes"          	"1024x768,1024x768"# <str>
#Option     "UseInt10Module"     	# [<bool>]
#Option     "NoTwinViewXineramaInfo" 	# [<bool>]
#Option     "NoRenderExtension"  	# [<bool>]
#Option     "Overlay"            	# [<bool>]
#Option     "CIOverlay"          	# [<bool>]
#Option     "ForceEmulatedOverlay" 	# [<bool>]
#Option     "TransparentIndex"   	# <i>
#Option     "OverlayDefaultVisual" 	# [<bool>]
#Option     "NvEmulate"          	# <i>
#Option     "NoBandWidthTest"    	# [<bool>]
#Option     "CustomEDID-CRT-0"   	# <str>
#Option     "CustomEDID-CRT-1"   	# <str>
#Option     "CustomEDID-DFP-0"   	# <str>
#Option     "CustomEDID-DFP-1"   	# <str>
#Option     "CustomEDID-TV-0"    	# <str>
#Option     "CustomEDID-TV-1"    	# <str>
#Option     "TVOverScan"         	# <f>
#Option     "IgnoreDisplayDevices" 	# <str>
#Option     "MultisampleCompatibility" 	# [<bool>]
#Option     "RegistryDwords"     	# <str>
#Option     "NoPowerConnectorCheck" 	# [<bool>]
Identifier  "Card0"
Driver      "nvidia"
VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName   "NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x]"
BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device     "Card0"
Monitor    "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth     24
Modes     "1024x768"
Viewport  0 0
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 02-19-2004, 03:29 PM   #9
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Cool I've finally found :-)

Thank you, I've finally found by searching some french Linux website. The virtual desktop was here because I hasn't got removed the 1152x864 resolution, only put 1024x768 before.
To choose which frequency to use, I've found a useful script : http://koala.ilog.fr/cgi-bin/nph-colas-modelines-fr
 
  


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