Quote:>x-windows not working. upon install, there is an option for the 5464,
>but no 5465... should i just choose it instead?
Yes, try that one, it will work, but may not use the latest features of the
>also, my problem may be the monitor? it is an Aamazing CM8486-TX
>(14"). in Windoze it will run any CM* driver and has good resolution
Sorry, don't know anything about this monitor. Usually, I have found the
settings in the XF86config file to work fiarly well. Look in
/etc/X11/XF86config, as you got through the file, you will find some lines
with comments before them describing the modes which are being configured.
Try uncommenting just the lines for the resolutions your monitor supports.
>when i have gotten x-windows to load, it always has an oversized
>desktop, or crashes as soon as i open anything graphic-intensive.
Assuming your file is setup as normal, the settings you have sound like the
effect of the virtual desktop which allows you to have a desktop of an
higher resolution than the screen resolution. If this is the case, also in
the XF86config file, you will find a line near the end which describes the
modes available something like this :-
Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768"
This line describea the modes to be used by the server. The mode to the
left is the mode which will be used when the server first starts up, so I
suggest you make that the resolution you use the most. The other modes can
be accessed by pressing the CTRL ALT and + keys at the same time. Below
this will be a line which says something like :-
Virtual 1600 1200
The numbers may vary, but they represent the size of the virtual screen.
Make these the same as the highest resolution you use.
NB. if the virtual settings are lower than the screen resolution, that
resolution will be disabled. eg. if you used the line :-
and had the settings configured as in the example above, the 1024x768 mode
would be disabled.
A man page is available which gives further information on the settings used
by the X server, at the command prompt, type :-
Hope this helps
>any ideas, thanks in advance...