Xorg86 -config error

Lloyd Hayes lloyd545220-trucker at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 29 19:09:45 PDT 2004

Sorry, I didn't finish the reply before sending the previous message.

Yes, I was logged in as root.
I was looking and could not find a configuration file, so I started 
reading the docs. They refer to setting the X- software during the 
installation, but that option was not presented to me. I can install 
v5.2.1 and it will be right there. But on v5.3, it isn't there.

The docs on the CD also referred to using : Xorg -configure
You've read the error that I got.

So, I headed for the Xorg website and downloaded some of their PDF help 

These two pages are part of the same online document which you can
download in PDF format.


Xorg only has a 1280x1024 mode. My old laptop supports an 800x600x18 
screen. (As opposed to the 800x600x16 that I posted before.) Xorg 
supports 8 and 24 bit color.

Lloyd Hayes

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Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:

> Lloyd Hayes wrote:
>> I think that I have this figured out.
>> On the X.Org website under New Port Users, it says that it only
>> supports 1280x1024 mode and color depths of only 8 and 24 bit.
>> My old laptop has a 800x600 screen and 16 bit color depth.
>> (For that matter, my newest laptop only has a 1024x768 pixel screen!)
> That doesn't seem quite reasonable --- XFree86 doesn't have any
> such constraints, why should its successor?  I just don't think that
> the Project would have switched to X.Org if it wasn't up to snuff.
> What is the URI of the page to which you refer?
> The first thought that popped into my head upon reading your
> first post is that you weren't "root" at the time you tried the 
> command ....
> Kevin Kinsey
> DaleCo, S.P.

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