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#1 2004-02-18 22:16:07

lilsirecho
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XF86setup program a la Slackware

big_smile  smile Gents;

   I notice a program called XF86Setup on the net, just enter XF86Setup in browser.

   I haven't downloaded it but it looks interesting...needs an additional program referenced in the URL description.

    Check it out!


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#2 2004-02-18 22:22:45

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#3 2004-02-18 23:00:33

sarah31
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Re: XF86setup program a la Slackware

X -configure is about the best thing i can think of for setting up X.

all you have to do is edit your mouse section maybe enter vertical refresh and horizontal sync rates under your monitor then a default depth and a mode line under that default depth and you are done.

this file is nice and clean too unlike the file written by the other "easier" configuring apps. there are not mounds and mounds of useless banter and commented out stuff. just what you need and nothing more.


sarah@flightypuffin:~> cat /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
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/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/artwiz-fonts/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/"
EndSection

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

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

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option      "Buttons" "3"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        #DisplaySize      360   270     # mm
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "DWE"
        ModelName    "PnP Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS"
        HorizSync 30-95
        VertRefresh 50-160
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     "SWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"                 # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "UseFBDev"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "Rotate"                    # [<str>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"                  # <i>
        #Option     "FlatPanel"                 # [<bool>]
        #Option     "FPDither"                  # [<bool>]

        #Option     "CrtcNumber"                # <i>
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
        BoardName   "NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x]"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option      "NvAGP" "1"
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
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     16
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes "1280x1024"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

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#4 2004-02-19 00:12:34

lilsirecho
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Re: XF86setup program a la Slackware

big_smile  smile Sarah;

    I noted the program while browsing.  Thought it might help others to understand the make-up of the program which is quite complex.

    Regarding your listing of XF86Config-4; /etc/X11 in my kernel 2.4.24-1 includes two Config files for XF86:  XF86Config.98  and XF86Config.eg.

   The biggest problem in using other peoples listings is one doesn't know what to enter for one's hardware such that it is compatible with the XF86 conventions.

   If XF86Config-4 provides such identifications, and it is available in arch, it would seem it could be included as a kernel option in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 as are the others mentioned.

    For example, will XF86Config-4 properly identify Radeon AGP 8500LE?  The manner in which it finalizes doesn't make any logical sense (english language sense) when the XF86Config is finally accepted!

   Please advise on this item to permit others to appreciate XF86Config-4 along with myself. big_smile  smile


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