keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Sun Mar 20 21:48:57 EST 2005
On Sun, 20 Mar 2005, David Moberg wrote:
>>>> Could I add to .xinitrc as first line 'resizecons 80x25'? My only
>>>> serious problem with Xvesa other than on one laptop is that it
>>>> messes up my console when it exits.
>>> Xinitrc is executed when X starts up. How would that help?
>> I have rc.S set to 'resizecons 80x30'. (I had to do this three
>> times in a row to get a full 30 lines instead of just 25 lines of
>> smaller text). If I go into Xvesa with the virtual terminals set to
>> 80x30, then things get very messed up and I lose my cursor in MDA
>> or VGA (when I exit Xvesa). Exiting from 80x30 to plain 80x25
>> should eliminate this particular problem with Xvesa (assuming I
>> have not also loaded another font).
>> I could perhaps do this in an alias instead:
>> 'resizecons 80x25; xinit -- /usr/X11R6/bin/Xvesa ....'
>> I will experiment with this. Is there some way to set up an alias
>> so that when I exit it goes back to 80x30?
> resizecons 80x25; startx; resizecons 80x30
> ^ Try that. You can make it into an alias.
Okay, thanks. In BL2 I am not using startx but xinit....., and in BL3
there is no support for different console font sizes (unless I use the BL2
> [what kind of mice are causing trouble?]
>> All PS/2 mice. I have a source of free mice and will just keep
>> trading until they all work with everything. I want to keep the
>> serial ports free for use with external modem and nullmodem cable.
> gpm in repeater mode may help, and/or a different Xserver.
All the mice work with gpm. It is Xvesa or svgalib that give problems.
Simplest just to change mice. Eventually I will get the Virge and S3 X
and ATI X servers working.
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