At the risk of getting laughed off of Usenet entirely, I have a
I have a Linux machine running right now with an Orchid ProDesigner IIs
(Tseng Labs ET4000) video card, VGA monitor and the XFree86 3.3.1 with
the SVGA server. Unfortunately, I won't be able to continue using that
monitor with the server, I will be forced to use a CGA (!) card and
monitor on this system. (I hate being poor... :) )
Right now, X works fine, and I very much like it. Unfortunately, once I
lose the monitor, I won't be able to keep running the SVGA server. I
would like to continue running X, even if it were in mono mode.
There is a mono server for XFree86. I've tried using it, but I've found
that it only supports (S)VGA chipsets, Hercules or a couple of other
mono adapters I've never heard of. It doesn't support CGA. Is there a
server that I can use to run on a CGA video card? The CGA's video
capabilities don't seem to be *that* much worse than the Hercules
have... Is there anyone out there who knows if there is some reason why
the Mono server couldn't be extended to run on a CGA card? I'm almost
certain that I don't have the skills to write the driver but you never
know... I've looked all over the Internet for a contact for the person
or persons who developed the Mono server but I can't find anything...
I also have a second, related question. I have a second machine, which
is my main one. It's running OS/2 Warp 4 and I want to load XFree86 on
it, mainly so that I can access my Linux box. With that, of course, I
don't actually need to use the actual Linux console: I could get by
just fine with my OS/2 machine (and its SVGA monitor). Is there a way
to run an X server that will allow requests from another machine without
using the graphics hardware of the Linux machine? This way I can still
use X to work with my Linux machine and have a monitor attached directly
to it if I need to use it.
Thank you very much for any information you can give me.