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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:29 pm    Post subject: XF86Config: kbd and screen Reply with quote

I've had two problems configuring X for my 7300/G3-upgrade:

1. I poked around in the X docs long enough to finally get my keyboard configured. Everything seems to work except the = on the keypad. That key acts as a backspace; it does not delete, but cursor just backs up over the preceding character. This is not much of a problem since I seldom use that key, but it does suggest I have something not quite right. And the way of the world is that I will need that key a lot more once it becomes unavailable. :-\

XF86Config:
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "macintosh"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
Option "XkbOptions" ""

2. My monitor is a Sony Multiscan 400PS. In Mac OS it uses 16-bit -- or, as they say, "thousands of" -- colors. If I specify the DefaultDepth as 16, when I startx all the screens have a pink cast to them. If I specify 8-bit color, things look ok.

XF86Config:
Section "Device"
Driver "fbdev"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
<id stuff>
DefaultDepth 8
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubSection
<16-bit stuff>
<24-bit stuff>
EndSubSection
EndSection

The16-bit and 24-bit stuff looks like expected. I specified the single Mode to force the resolution to be the same as the virtual screen size. When I look at the tail of the /var/log/xfree86.0.log it says what looks like proper things: truecolor vs. pseudocolor; 16-bit vs. 8-bit. No error messages there nor on the screen after teminating X.

My Forum search did not bring up anything that helped.

What I have works ok, but I'd like to get it right. Suggestions or pointers to more places to look would be appreciated.

Thanks,
tony
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:01 pm    Post subject: Re: XF86Config: kbd and screen Reply with quote

tandj wrote:

Option "XkbModel" "macintosh"


Try to use "pc105" instead of "macintosh"

tandj wrote:

2. My monitor is a Sony Multiscan 400PS. In Mac OS it uses 16-bit -- or, as they say, "thousands of" -- colors. If I specify the DefaultDepth as 16, when I startx all the screens have a pink cast to them. If I specify 8-bit color, things look ok.


It would be more interesting which kind of graphic card you are using. I guess that the Options in the Device-Section are not proper.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: XF86Config: kbd and screen Reply with quote

Pylon wrote:


Try to use "pc105" instead of "macintosh"


That was my first try when running xf86config. It doesn't list macintosh as an available keyboard. I cannot recall exactly, but I think it did not support my keypad at all or only partially.


Pylon wrote:

It would be more interesting which kind of graphic card you are using. I guess that the Options in the Device-Section are not proper.


I looked at the system profile under mac-os, and it didn't say anything about a graphics card. I presume there is some graphics control built-in with the option of sticking a pci graphics card in if you have one. In any case, someone who installed on an old world portable used the generic framebuffer device [fbdev] driver, so that's what I used. :)

Thanks for the suggestions.

tony
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