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Date:      Wed, 20 May 1998 09:44:25 +0200 (CEST)
From:      Malte Lance <malte@webmore.com>
To:        Greg McNichol <gc@mcnichol.net>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   RE: X Windows & Mouse Problems
Message-ID:  <XFMail.980520094425.malte@webmore.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001bd8370$75b56580$80045b0a@mcnichog.fnb.fcnbd.com>

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On 19-May-98 Greg McNichol wrote:
> Malte:
> 
> thanks for the response ... you are the first person to respond without
> flaming.

UUhhh ... did not see any flame on the list ???

Did anyone flame this guy for having a problem with X ?

> I have since removed FreeBSD and loaded RedHat Linux 5.0 w/ Metro X. RedHat
> autoprobed for the mouse and I have full functionality but X is still a
> problem. I do have X up and running but only if it's Metro (trying to setup
> XF86 gives me the same problems). Metro sees my card as a Generic IBM VGA
> when the card is actually a Matrox. Go figure.

First of all, the switch to Linux was useless, since you already know many
FreeBSD-people are running X with Matrox-Mill. If you can not get your Matrox
going with FreeBSD, you will not be able with Linux either.
Next, if you did not get immediate response from this list, don't give up;
instead : shout, beg, whine, penetrate until you get help. What do you think
how often i am whining for help on several lists .... phaaaa ... i don't care
as long as i get help.

Since you moved to Linux, i can not say anything about mouse-config for X.
So lets first get your graphics going.

1. Where does your X-link point to ? ("ls -al /usr/X11R6/bin/X")

2. Post your /etc/XF86Config to this list.

3. Try to formulate your problem as specific as possible and further how do
   you think the result at the end should look like.

This is not detailed enough:
>> >>> 2) Xwindows loads at the incorrect screen resolution (windows
>> occupy the
>> >>> entire screen) w/ SVGA 800x600 settings and Cirrus 5134
>> chipset specified
>> >> (I
>> >>> had similar problems w/ Linux but not as bad).

When i am starting X in 800x600 every one of my windows (xterm) covers the whole
screen. So this one wouldn't be a problem so far.
The "Cirrus 5134"-stuff on the other hand is a problem.

I am sure we will get your problems solved.

Malte.

> 
> Thanks again.
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: malte@webmore.com [mailto:malte@webmore.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 1998 1:18 PM
>> To: Greg McNichol
>> Subject: RE: X Windows & Mouse Problems
>>
>>
>>
>> Ok, lets get your problem solved !!!
>> (Sorry for the delay)
>>
>> 1. /etc/XF86Config:
>>
>> Section "Pointer"
>>    Protocol        "SysMouse"
>>    Device          "/dev/mouse"
>> EndSection
>>
>> 2. /etc/rc.conf:
>>
>> moused_enable="YES"     # Run the mouse daemon.
>> moused_type="mouseman"  # See man page for rc.conf(5) for
>> available settings.
>> moused_port="/dev/cuaa0" # Set to your mouse port.
>> moused_flags=""         # Any additional flags to moused.
>>
>> This one is the critical part. "moused_type" and "moused_flags" depend
>> on the mouse-type you are using. Try to figure it out with "man rc.conf"
>> and "man moused". If you are lost, drop me an email with the
>> mouse-type you
>> are using and to which hardware-port it is hooked.
>>
>> 3. make a softlink in /dev :
>>
>> neuron:/dev# ls -al mouse
>> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root  wheel  13 18 Apr 20:26 mouse@ -> /dev/sysmouse
>> neuron:/dev#
>>
>>
>> Now to your monitor.
>>
>> > Ran XF86Config and Vidtune. Vidtune did nothing but print out
>> the horizontal
>> > and vertical sync rates and a message about a "core dump".
>> Editing rc.conf
>> > file did not solve the problem.
>>
>> /etc/rc.conf is just to get the mouse working.
>> "core dump" sound really bad. Can not suggest details until you
>> give me more
>> info on your graphic-subsystem. But anyway, the procedure is:
>> XF86Setup:
>>   Do all the needed config
>>   From XF86Setup enter xvidtune:
>>     tune the display
>>   close xvidtune
>> Let XF86Setup write the XF86Config.
>>
>> You should be root when doing this, BUT REMEMBER: first of all
>> back up your /etc/XF86Config file !!!
>>
>> Malte Lance
>> On 12-May-98 Greg McNichol wrote:
>> > Ran XF86Config and Vidtune. Vidtune did nothing but print out
>> the horizontal
>> > and vertical sync rates and a message about a "core dump".
>> Editing rc.conf
>> > file did not solve the problem.
>> >
>> > Thanks for the assistance.
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: malte@webmore.com [mailto:malte@webmore.com]
>> > Sent: Monday, May 11, 1998 6:17 PM
>> > To:   Greg McNichol
>> > Subject:      RE: X Windows & Mouse Problems
>> >
>> >
>> > On 11-May-98 Greg McNichol wrote:
>> >> Thanks...
>> >>
>> >> Do you edit the /etc/rc.conf file in VI or is there some
>> program you run
>> > to
>> >> do this?
>> >
>> > Most texteditors will do. I use "vi".
>> >
>> >> Another respondent suggested I run xvidtune for the video
>> problems ... do
>> >> you concur? I'll send the Xf86 file along tomorrow.
>> >
>> > Yes do so. And remember to save the XF86Config file.
>> > BTW did you rung XF86Setup ? If not, do so.
>> >
>> > Malte.
>> >
>> >>
>> >> Appreciate your assistance.
>> >>
>> >> Gc@mcnichol.net
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: malte@webmore.com [mailto:malte@webmore.com]
>> >> Sent: Monday, May 11, 1998 1:16 PM
>> >> To:   Greg McNichol
>> >> Cc:   freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
>> >> Subject:      RE: X Windows & Mouse Problems
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 11-May-98 Greg McNichol wrote:
>> >>> I am a recent convert to FreeBSD and was impressed by the
>> ease in which
>> >> you
>> >>> could load this OS (very different than even Linux). After
>> getting it up
>> >> and
>> >>> running I was still faced w/ two problems:
>> >>>
>> >>> 1) On my COMPAQ DESKPRO 5190 and NEC MultiSync 3Fg monitor I can't get
>> > the
>> >>> mouse to be recognized. X Windows will only load if I specify
>> >> /dev/sysmouse
>> >>> but, regardless of which protocol I choose the mouse will not work.
>> >>
>> >> Did you enable moused in /etc/rc.conf ?
>> >>
>> >>> 2) Xwindows loads at the incorrect screen resolution (windows
>> occupy the
>> >>> entire screen) w/ SVGA 800x600 settings and Cirrus 5134
>> chipset specified
>> >> (I
>> >>> had similar problems w/ Linux but not as bad).
>> >>
>> >> Maybe some timing/frequency-restrictions due to your monitor-setup in
>> >> /etc/XF86Config. If you are lost, post your XF86Config.
>> >>
>> >> Malte
>> >>>
>> >>> Can anyone be of some assistance?
>> >>>
>> >>> Greg McNichol
>> >>> Gc@mcnichol.net
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E-Mail: Malte Lance <malte@webmore.com>
Date: 20-May-98
Time: 08:47:12
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