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Old 07-18-2005, 05:48 PM   #1
jmikeneedham
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Debian Question Two -- X server


Hello again, as I stated, I was dividing my questions into two parts, as they are un-related :-)

Again, I have a Dell Optiplex GX1p (P3 500 mhz and the video is the built in Rage 128 with 8 whopping mb of RAM)

I currently have the default installed but running KDE for the DT environment.

I would like to have the Xorg 6.8 x server instead of the Xfree86 and disable the GDM window manager so I can run Enlightenment.

Also need to setup the x server it is currently set at 800 x 600 and I know the box will support 1024 x 768 ;-)

Already attempted apt-cache search xserver and xorg is not an option.

Also if I can make the machine use the DR17 release of Enlightenment (which is available via CVS) then that would be nice too.

Again, lots of help needed, thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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xorg is finally available in unstable. However, I wouldn't recommend using it: unstable is going through 2 major changes: xfree->xorg, and an ABI change (gcc 3.x->4.x), so most likely it won't work. you can give it a try, though. Here you can find an article explaining how to.

You say you want to disable GDM... you want a console login, or another Session Manager? If you want the former just remove gdm from the /etc/rc?.d scripts. If you want the latter, a dpkg-reconfigure gdm as root should work.

To enable 1024x768, you need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4. You then need to add the mode there.. it is pretty self explanatory, but should you need more information, man XF86Config-4 should have everything you need. You can then use the KDE Screen Resize and Rotate tool (krandrtray), but I don't know if that will affect other window managers.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 09:08 PM   #3
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my x-server

If the unstable is majorly a problem as you have said, I suppose I will muddle through with Xfree86 :-) Until it is released with Xorg

On the session manager, I installed Enlightenment and want to run with that as my window manager (of course leaving the KDE libraries and the Gnome Libraries so I can run those apps still)... But it seems that GDM is in control since it handles the session ... I want to make Enlightenment in control of the session and use it in place of KDE or Gnome... I would prefer to have the graphical login, but it is not manditory.

Hope that helps you to be able to help me.

Thanks,
 
Old 07-18-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
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I don't know if enlightenment has a session manager, but gdm should be able to start it. Just check around the session options in gdm.
 
  


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