[SATLUG] Need more resolution choices
wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 31 21:42:00 CDT 2008
Thank you. I'll/ /work on it.
Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Andrew Pickens wrote:
>> Well, I don't know. It looked about the same, and w/o a mouse, I
>> couldn't get to the Screen Resolution function. When I recovered, I
>> had the same old xorg.conf.
>> Maybe I can get it all back and then use the X Configuration Utility
>> to get the mouse right. I've been wanting to comment on that. I
>> learned to open it with "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg," but it
>> doesn't doesn't give me a chance to do any thing with resolution.
>> (John Choate suggested trying it, but I got all wrapped up in the
>> various approaches and never responded.) I did try both choices
>> offered when you choose between kernel"framebuffer" and device
>> "interface." No difference.
> One way to get X to configure itself is to run as root:
> Xorg -configure
> Then test with
> X -config /root/xorg.conf.new
> You won't get a window manager, so you will get a gray screen with an
> X that responds to the mouse. If that works, you can exit with
> Then examine /root/xorg.conf.new to incorporate that into your full
> configuration. You can also look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log to look for
> error messages.
> -- Bruce
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