Replacing windows XP at home.
nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 18:26:05 UTC 2006
All of the other Display SubSections are not required, I've never
needed to swich my color depth or screen resolution on the fly so I
stopped putting them in a while ago.... It's a left over from the
1980s and 90s when cards could have a high color depth or a high
screen resolution but not both at the same time.
On 8/3/06, Joshua Lewis <joshua.lewis at familyfunzone.net> wrote:
> That is what I have. I got it out of the handbook. however I may have
> forgotten the quotes. I will try it tonight.
> Now there are several duplicates of that section. Should I updated each one
> for each resolution and each color depth? Should there be only one? If I add
> one for each resolution and color depth combo is there a way to switch the
> resolution in the WM?
> Thanks for the input.
> Joshua Lewis
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Replacing windows XP at home.
> From: "Nikolas Britton" <nikolas.britton at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, August 02, 2006 1:01 pm
> To: "Joshua Lewis" <joshua.lewis at familyfunzone.net>
> Cc: "Andrew Gould" <andrewgould at yahoo.com>, "Jerry McAllister"
> <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu>, tech.junk at verizon.net,
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> On 8/2/06, Joshua Lewis <joshua.lewis at familyfunzone.net> wrote:
> > I am actually not looking for a Windows look alike. I am simply
> > replacing my XP system with a BSD solution. I am looking for a fast
> > easy to configure and fun WM. I am absolutely looking for something
> > new to use. not Windows like. That is why I was looking at
> > enlightenment and fluxbox. but there are just so many I was hoping to
> > get ideas as to why one would choose one over the other. Other then
> > personal preference. I have been using enlightenment for about a week
> > and perhaps it is something I did but my resolution is stuck at
> > 1600x1280 at 65Hz. My monitor keeps getting mad at me and telling me
> > that is not the recommended solution. I have been trying to figure out
> > how to change it and I have updated the xorg.conf as the handbook says
> > but it still defaults. Unless anyone has an idea why I am going to
> > switch to fluxbox and see how that feels.
> > I did want to mention that I do agree with your point. I am looking
> > for something new and I am looking to experiment with other ways of
> > doing things. But at the same time I would like a little eye candy.
> > After all with today's power full systems there is nothing wrong with
> > waisting a few CPU cycles to make the experience a little more
> > enjoyable.
> > I will certainly give XFCE a try I have seen allot of recommendations
> > for that as well.
> > Sincerely,
> > Joshua Lewis
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf should look sorta like this, yours should have more
> Display SubSections in it:
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Screen0"
> Device "Card0"
> Monitor "Monitor0"
> DefaultDepth 24
> SubSection "Display"
> Viewport 0 0
> Depth 24
> Modes "1280x1024"
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