Two minor issues: mouse (not X11), display (X11).

Two minor issues: mouse (not X11), display (X11).

Post by Richard Sta » Fri, 19 Jan 1996 04:00:00



Can't help with the X11 problem, but as for the other one...



>-----------------------------------------
>2) When running Linux only, without X11, how do I change what it
>thinks the mouse is? I had a MS-Mouse, and then I got a three button
>Logitech mouse, but when I run "gpm" or "gpm -3", it never recognizes
>the middle button...how do I fix this?
>I remember when I installed Linux, it asked me what mouse I had, and
>at that time it was a 2-button  mouse, and now I need to update that info,
>without re-installing Linux!
>[I fixed this for X11, by editing the XF86Config file.]

There is a -t option to gpm which you use to specify the type of mouse.
If you have a Logitech mouse, you probably need to use "-t logi"
but it's different for busmice - man gpm for more information.

If gpm is started at boot time, you'll probably find the line which
starts it in /etc/rc.d/rc.local (or some other file in /etc/rc.d).
Edit this file to have the change take effect every time you boot.

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Two minor issues: mouse (not X11), display (X11).

Post by Avinash Chop » Fri, 19 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Well, I just bought the InfoMagic 5 CD-Set Linux, installed
it on my 486dx4-120, and have some confusing issues:

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1) X11: I have a STB PowerGraph 64 Video card, capable of 32 bit color
at 800x600, with a Sony monitor that can handle 50--87 Hz vert and
28--50 kHZ horiz freq. Can I do 800x600 at 76 HZ?
XF86Config does not seem to have that mode, it only has:


Modeline "800x600"     50     800  856  976 1040   600  637  643  666 +hsync +vsync

Modeline "1024x768"    85    1024 1032 1152 1360   768  784  787  823

etc...how do I get 800x600 at high freq, and with 32 bit color?
Also, even though in the section:
Section "Screen"
    Driver      "accel"

I edited the lines to keep just 800x600 with Depth 32, but still,
when I run X, I get 8 bit color only...
How I get the 32 bit color screen?

-----------------------------------------
2) When running Linux only, without X11, how do I change what it
thinks the mouse is? I had a MS-Mouse, and then I got a three button
Logitech mouse, but when I run "gpm" or "gpm -3", it never recognizes
the middle button...how do I fix this?
I remember when I installed Linux, it asked me what mouse I had, and
at that time it was a 2-button  mouse, and now I need to update that info,
without re-installing Linux!
[I fixed this for X11, by editing the XF86Config file.]

-----------------------------------------

Thanks for any ideas!

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home page: http://www.paranoia.com/~avinash/

 
 
 

Two minor issues: mouse (not X11), display (X11).

Post by Derek Wollenstei » Mon, 22 Jan 1996 04:00:00



> Well, I just bought the InfoMagic 5 CD-Set Linux, installed
> it on my 486dx4-120, and have some confusing issues:

> -----------------------------------------
> 1) X11: I have a STB PowerGraph 64 Video card, capable of 32 bit color
> at 800x600, with a Sony monitor that can handle 50--87 Hz vert and
> 28--50 kHZ horiz freq. Can I do 800x600 at 76 HZ?
> XF86Config does not seem to have that mode, it only has:


> Modeline "800x600"     50     800  856  976 1040   600  637  643  666 +hsync +vsync

> Modeline "1024x768"    85    1024 1032 1152 1360   768  784  787  823

> etc...how do I get 800x600 at high freq, and with 32 bit color?
> Also, even though in the section:
> Section "Screen"
>     Driver      "accel"

> I edited the lines to keep just 800x600 with Depth 32, but still,
> when I run X, I get 8 bit color only...
> How I get the 32 bit color screen?

 To get a 32-bit color screen all you have to do is run startx -- -bpp
32.  I don't think I can help you about the mouse though.
                        -Derek Wollenstein
 
 
 

1. Upgrading to 4.6.2...X11 config in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 or /etc/X11?

During the next week, I plan to upgrade my machine to 4.6.2.  When I
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