RE: [mu SETUP] XF86Config

From: John Crisp (
Date: Tue Mar 07 2000 - 10:14:05 CET

Thanks for your reply - hacks done and I can now run my laptop at 800*600 @ 60Hz - lovely !

I offered all EC Commissioners as human sacrifice but they were rejected as 'unclean' !

Thanks for the rundown on startup.

I have another question but will post as a new thread

B. Rgds

John Crisp
Franck & Tobiesen (UK) Ltd - The Old Forge, 53 High Street
Ingatestone, Essex. CM4 0AX. United Kingdom
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-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Andreoli []
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [mu SETUP] XF86Config

On Mon, Mar 06, 2000 at 09:27:13AM -0000, John Crisp nicely wrote:
> Please tell me how I can edit this file and leave it edited.
> I believe that xf86config re writes XF86Config everytime you start X. How
> then can I edit the file ? (Don't panic, I am not a novice at hacking
> XF86Config !)

The original is /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/ It is changed and
copied in /etc/X11/XF86Config.

> I would like to be able to set my own timings etc, but can't at present.
> Runnung at 640x480 is driving me nuts !

With this jurassik X server is not possible to gain better resolution
without to sacrifice human victims.

> A little explanation of the startup mechanism would be appreciated.

startup mechanism proceed via /etc/rc.* script, as in standard
Slackware distributions, but I chosen to use /bin/setup (Setup) in
this scripts, in the hope to mantains parallelism between boot-setup
and manual-setup.

The basic guideline is:

# load the last profile from floppy
                setup -R
# basic setup (runlevel 4)
                setup usr
                setup keymap
                setup tmp
# full setup (runlevel 5)

                setup -a custom

# shutdwon (runleve 6)

                setup -a shutdown stop

In the files /setup/custom and /setup/shutdown you find the list
of services, stopped in this order.

In other words, "setup -a shutdown stop" close all services (soft


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