Subject: Re: help needed with X config
To: Steve Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog@NetBSD.org>
Date: 07/03/2004 14:49:36
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On Wednesday, 23 June 2004 at 21:11:11 -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> I'm having trouble configuring X for a new machine. I've attached my
> XF86Config and the Xlog output. The config file is identical to the
> previous one I had used (with the same monitor), with the exception of
> the Device section, which I took from the file generated by the
> -configure option. The monitor specs can be found at
> I'm trying to run at 1280x1024, 16 bpp. Windows XP does it just fine,
> and the monitor does indeed claim to be running at 91.1 Hz horizontal.
> But XFree86 insists that it can't find a usable configuration. I tried
> adding HorizSync and VertRefresh lines to the Monitor section (not
> shown below); that didn't help.
> The log file clearly shows that Mode 49 is 1280x1024x16, so the
> resolution and depth are supported. I freely confess I don't
> understand the rest of the fields for the mode descriptions.
> I'm running a very up-to-date -current X server.
You don't say what goes wrong, and neither (AFAICT) does the log file,
but it does point to a problem with the mouse. What happens when you
try to start? Does xf86cfg do anything useful?
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