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LinuxOrbit: Intro to X, Basic Tweaks for XFree86

Mar 23, 2002, 03:01 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David LeCount)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"Do you have XFree86 version 4 running on your computer but haven't gotten it working just the way you want it? Maybe there are some features you would like to take advantage of, but don't know how. Or maybe you'd just like something more to experiment with. If you still can't even get a graphical screen, or the resolution isn't high enough for you, then you should seek information on a setup program called xf86config or XF86Setup. But if you need some configuration beyond that, then this article is for you.

"Before you begin making any configuration changes, you should have version 4.x of XFree86 running. To check what version you have, type this command in a terminal window:

XFree86 -version

"If the version number starts with a 4, then you're ready to tackle some of the configuration changes we'll show you. If you have another version number (3.x for example), then some of these features may be present in your version but you may have to go about configuring them in a different manner. This article assumes you have a standard single monitor setup. If you have a dual monitor setup, then you may have to check the man page for XF86Config..."

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