I'm trying to set up X on Linux-Mandrake 6.0 using the Xconfigurator
utility. My monitor (NEC Multisync 3FGe) and video card (Diamond Speedstar
A50) are selected on the utility menus. However, X does not start properly,
with the screen changing to black for several seconds (with the "X", then
mouse pointer in the center of the screen and a tiny cluster of colored
pixels near the top of the screen) and then changing back to the set-up
screen reporting a X config error. This happens whether I specify
video-card "Probe", or manually specify SVGA 8-bit 640x480. If I force a
"startx", the desktop comes up but everything is on a black background with
no labels, and bubbles on icons come up black, and the desktop is unusable.
I have tried to use xf86config but I get the same problem. This way, I can
toggle between resolutions, but I only have icons without labels on a black
background. Also, my Genius NetMouse Pro pointer stays at the top edge of
the screen and only moves to the right. I chose either PS2 or
Microsoft-compatible for my mouse protocol, but is this the right one?
The PC has a Celeron 300A overclocked at 450Mhz on a BH-6 motherboard with
128MB. LILO default is set to DOS-Win98, which comes up fine in 1024x768
24-bit true color. Any recommendations?
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