Re: [Setup] X failure

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sat Feb 26 2000 - 13:52:37 CET

On Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 07:47:36PM -0500, John Rowland nicely wrote:
> An additional development:
> I took my two disks to work and ran them on my work pc (a Systemax pentium II
> with 32mb ram and S3 video) and the X loaded and ran just fine (except that
> the mouse cursor would just move x direction, not y! What did I do wrong
> there?) I made no changes to the install whatever. It just ran.

Wonderful! The first mono-dimensional mouse I never seen!

> I seem to recall that when X was loading that it commented that it was loading
> 16-bit color (if my recollection is correct.) When I got home I tried the
> disks on my home pc again. Once again, it attempted to load X. It made a
> comment about loading 4 bit color. Then errored out and returned to the #
> prompt. Any clues? Do I need to run a larger RAM disk? It is currently only
> 1mb. My total system ram is 16mb.

Try to edit the file /usr/lib/X11R6/lib/X11/, after backup,
and enlarge HorizSynz and vertSync range.


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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