diagnostic program?

diagnostic program?

Post by Rutg » Sat, 18 Nov 1995 04:00:00

: Hey does any one know of a diagnostics program that *won't* lock up my
: linux box?  I am *trying* to get X up and working one my computer but i
: have no idea about its settings or innards (yes, i have been diagnosed as
: terminally stupid) ad i tried using "super-scope"? (super something) that
: came with linux but it lock my box up if anyone knows where i can get my
: hands on a diag program that can help with finding the settings that x
: needs to know i would be quite greatful.
Try a diagnostic program from another OS like OS/2 or MS-Dos (no flames
please :-))
The best diagnostic program for Linux I have seen is the kernel itself:
upon booting it will show all the details of the hardware you have
(provided ofcourse, that you have configured the kernel to look for all
the hardware you have). Have a look at the file /var/adm/messages

I guess your main problem is figuring out the monitor refresh-rated etc.
Have a look in the directory: /usr/X11/lib/ConfigXF86 (version
XFree86-3.1.1) and try running "xf86config"


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1. Mouse Diagnostic Program

        I have uploaded "mouse" to sunsite, in Incoming. This is the
original program used to test mouse functionality by H.J and obz.

(It needed a minor fix to compile under 0.99p7/pre8, as it had not
been touched since circa 0.96 and was looking for some ancient library.)

        There is also a man page included with this distribution.

The relevant files are:
                                mouse.tar.z     (gzip)

Here's the readme:


This program tests your mouse functionality without having to have X11
up and running. It is compiled with gcc 2.3.3 and libc-4.3.3. If you
have not upgraded to libc-4.3.3 yet, you will have to rebuild it.
Type "make clean;make" in this directory to rebuild it.

This program/source usually resides in /usr/X386/tst/

provided by hlu, modified by obz.

Patched for 0.99p7/pre8 and man page by Paul Gortmaker.


Paul Gortmaker

c/o Microelectronics and Materials      Ph  (61) 3 660 2601.
    Technology Centre.                  FAX (61) 3 662 1921.

    GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001,              
    Victoria, Australia.


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