Xorg86 -config error

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at daleco.biz
Fri Oct 29 20:11:46 PDT 2004

Lloyd Hayes wrote:

> 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 files.
> These two pages are part of the same online document which you can
> download in PDF format.
> http://freedesktop.org/~xorg/X11R6.8.0/doc/newport2.html
> http://freedesktop.org/~xorg/X11R6.8.0/doc/newport3.html
> 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

OK, so what you meant to say is something like "X.Org only supports 8 and
24-bit modes at 1280x1024 for the SGI newport cards."

Now, is that really the card you have? I'm rather dense, but I thought you
said you have a Gateway laptop, not an SGI workstation with a "newport"
video card in it ...


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