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850Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: XFree86 4.0

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  • Bill O'Kane
    Aug 1 11:46 AM
      On Tue, 01 Aug 2000, you wrote:
      > thanks for this - filenames and details are correct, but gdm and xdm
      > just startup GUI login screen. Beyond that it reverts to whatever
      > is the default session manager. I've tracked down the control of the
      > startup appls. and the all important session window manager to
      > /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc (or ~/.xinitrc)
      > Replacing 'twm &' with 'gnome-wm &' now fires up the gnome
      > window manager (this is the case for RH6.2 but may not be identical
      > for other Linux variants), but i'm still missing the useful sliding
      > bottom control panel thingy.
      > Perhaps all this nonsense has something to do with XFree86 3.3.6
      > -> 4.0 moving all that X11 stuff around? Whatever the reason,
      > my next problem is that i still seem to be struggling with firing
      > up a non default (e.g. 8 bit/pix) X display even though the
      > XF86Config file is in much better shape. I'm using
      > startx -- -bpp 8
      > How can i check that this xinit actually happens ok (rather than
      > reverting to the default e.g 24 bit)? I ask because 8bit applications
      > are still misbehaving and the CTRL/ALT/F1 screen which nicely
      > illustrates what is going on only displays the final part of the
      > startup (is it logged anywhere or can it be saved to disk?)


      Yes you can log it by adding >& /<outputfile>
      This will capture both the output and the errors.

      Example startx -- -bpp 8 >& /root/startx_log

      Hope this helps
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