Re: [mu SETUP] Newbie question: Mono X-Server?

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sun Nov 26 2000 - 10:04:59 CET

On Sun, Nov 26, 2000 at 02:16:20AM -0500, Robert Dyck nicely wrote:
> The (attached) log shows that it is trying to start up
> X with a VGA setting. I don't have a VGA card so it
> just goes to a blank screen. Is there any way to force
> it to try a MONO or hercules setting or do I need a
> separate Mono X Server binary?

The VGA-16 log report:
Configured drivers:
  VGA16: server for 4-bit colour VGA (Patchlevel 0):
      et4000, et4000w32, et4000w32i, et4000w32p, ncr77c22, ncr77c22e,
      vgawonder, tvga8800cs, tvga8900b, tvga8900c, tvga8900cl, tvga9000,
      oti067, oti077, oti087, cl6410, cl6412, cl6420, cl6440, generic
  MONO: server for interlaced and banked monochrome graphics adaptors
        (Patchlevel 0):
      hgc1280, sigmalview, apollo9, hercules

It seems that hercules MONO should be supported. Maybe, this requires
some unknown command switch of a new entry in the XF86Config.

Try "X -help": you will got a lot of parameter (yes, X acts as standard
command!). Try, for example "X -probeonly".

We have also the option "-allowMouseOpenFail". Should I enable it
as default??

My XF86Config lack of MONO support. Try adding something like:

# The Mono server

Section "Screen"
    Driver "vga16"
    Device "Generic VGA"
    Monitor "My Monitor"
    Subsection "Display"
        Modes "640x480" "800x600"
        ViewPort 0 0
        Virtual 800 600

at the end of file (please, trials-and-errors).
Report me your results.


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