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Old 05-14-2003, 12:18 AM   #1
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HELP!!!! not too complicated stuff


I Want To Do The Following:
1. Switch To Gnome From KDE, HOW!?
2. Change 640x480 Manually from the config file.
I want to do it manually because i cant get my video card driver to work from xf86config and have to use vesa.
What line do i add? Where? thanks.
 
Old 05-14-2003, 12:28 AM   #2
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I'm pretty new but

1) go to console and type "xwmconfig"

2) Just look through the config file, pretty easy to find the place to edit, I had to edit for my refresh rates and when I put on nvidia drivers, the file is pretty well commented.

Hopefully a tiny bit helpful and accurate,

Jacob
 
Old 05-14-2003, 03:16 AM   #3
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I think you can edit XF86Config file, in mdk it is at /etc/X11
 
Old 05-14-2003, 04:27 PM   #4
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what video card do you have?
 
Old 05-14-2003, 06:13 PM   #5
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S3 Savage4 AGP 16MB
also, when i run "X" or "XFree86" the comp freezes with an X Cursor (sorry to sound like a windows freak! DAMN I HATE WINDOWS)
it only runs with "startx", any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 05-14-2003, 06:14 PM   #6
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btw, dos1, thanks ALOT for the gnome thing, i'm now using Gnome again!
 
Old 05-14-2003, 06:35 PM   #7
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Here's My Config, tell me where i need to add what, i tried all i could, and i also couldn't get my mouse scroll to work!
<---Start--->
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/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/"
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
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 "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
#Option "HWCursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "SWCursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
#Option "Rotate" # [<str>]
#Option "UseBIOS" # [<bool>]
#Option "LCDClock" # <freq>
#Option "ShadowStatus" # [<bool>]
#Option "VideoRAM" # <i>
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "savage"
VendorName "S3"
BoardName "Savage4"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "800x600" "800x600" "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "800x600" "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "800x600" "800x600"
EndSubSection
EndSection
<---End--->
 
Old 05-15-2003, 04:12 AM   #8
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bump
 
Old 05-15-2003, 06:22 AM   #9
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To set the resolution manually, you fiddle with the order that the resolutions appear in the file. It goes top to bottom, left to right. To make it easier just delete the bit depths up to 16. I very much doubt you will ever want to use that small a bit depth.

Just have the 16 and 24.

Then have one entry for each resolution you want. So rather than having three "800x600" entries, just have one for each bit depth. You can also add a "1024x720" as well. Whether you put it infront of, or after, the 800x600 depends on which X will try first. If one fails, it will move on to the next resolution on the right. You can also cycle through them using the ctl-alt and the numpad + and - keys.

As for the bit depth, the line which says "Default Depth" obviously states the default. Otherwise, it starts from the first depth it encounters and cycles through them.

As to the mouse thingy, your problem lies with the fact that the mouse driver that you've selected is not a wheel mouse. PS/2 is just a normal 2 or three button mouse. IMPS/2 is a wheel mouse, and some of the logitech ones are as well. IMPS/2 stands for Intellimouse which I think could only pertain to Microsoft stuff though most mice are compatible with this (excpet some logitech ones.).

Change the PS/2 to IMPS/2 and the ZAxis option will work.

HTH

Alex
 
Old 05-15-2003, 02:42 PM   #10
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Some people in these forums have to start reading docs before asking. all of these questions, not only can be solve by reading the documentation section at slackware.com, but they have also been asked numerous times here before. I mean, Im not even close to be a linux guru, but at least I was able to install slackware my first time by just following the installation instruction in their website. Again, Im no genious, Im just a regular guy. If I can, anybody here can too. So please, lets try to read documentation first.


Peace
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Old 05-15-2003, 04:32 PM   #11
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ermm, ok *thinks up an excuse* i'm 13, and i've been on MS-DOS/Windows Since I Was About 5, so you can figure out how much pain, and agony Microsoft has caused me, for so much time!!
 
Old 05-15-2003, 06:33 PM   #12
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I didn't meant to be rude, nor I was trying to get personal. Don't worry about it. Just know that there is a great deal of documentation, starting with the Slackware.com where you can find a book that explains how sackware works. There is also the tldp.org where you can find all of the most important and best documentation around. Other places, linux.com, linux-mag.com, linuxjournal.com and others. Its okay to ask, but try to get some info before asking, it helps a lot. Search this place too.
Anyways, welcome to linux. I'm pretty sure that you'll like it, and don't let people like me discourage you. Keep on learning.

Peace
Figa
 
Old 05-15-2003, 08:00 PM   #13
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Now I may be new to these forums, but I am not new to computer forums.

Gnute, your age is no excuse. I'm 14 . And chill out a bit.

Try checking at the Google/Linux or at the Slackware book.

I don't mean to be rude, but at least 95% of questions are answered on either the site's documentation or Google. And then 3% of the remaining quesitons have already been asked, and that leaves 2% of topics to be asked.

(Okay so what, I made up the numbers )

And I'm so glad your not clueless, I dispise ignorance.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 12:49 AM   #14
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Yeah there's a whole lot of factors that could cause a lot of problems during install.. i'd say you got lucky..
 
  


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