Re: muLinux and Beyond.

From: Jack N. Gallemore (
Date: Wed Jun 30 1999 - 00:40:08 CEST

I got XSVGA running on my laptop at 800x600 w/ 256 colors. Unfortunately, you
will have to utilize the "clone" system and put it on your hard drive.
Thankfully, you have the option of saving your system to a UMSDOS filesystem.
Download Slackware's XSVGA.tgz (or, if you have an accelerated card, one of the
others), from your favorite FTP site, untar/ungzip it. It will create a
/install/ shell file. Do a "chmod +x /install/ <enter>". Now
from the root directory, issue a "/install/". This will link the
necessary startup files to XSVGA. Finally, you need a good XF86Config file
(located in the /usr/X11/lib/X11 directory) for your card. If you aren't sure
what you are doing, you could fry your monitor, SO BE CAREFUL! <G> You might
download a couple of other programs to help you build your XF86Config such as
Superprobe, vgaset, and others.

Good luck!

Oli Norwell wrote:

> Hello all,
> Recently I downloaded and succesfully installed muLinux. I was very
> impressed by how easily it installed and with a bit of fiddling about I have
> now got X-Windows working. I am new to Linux and am impressed with it, I
> have used the "Clone" command on my PC and now have a copy of muLinux on my
> HD. I have set it up with 64mb swap file.
> But what I want to do now is to somehow use X-Windows in 256 or more colours
> and at a higher resolution (800x600). Id also like to be able to install
> some of the programs that I have downloaded from But these
> are all source distributions and I don't have GCC to compile them with. I
> don't want to re-partition my harddisk to install a new fuller Linux and are
> happy with muLinux, is there anyway I can do all this with muLinux.
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.
> Oli Norwell.
> "Linux newbie!"
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