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[ProgSoc] XFree86 video problems
just made a venture into Linux, installing Slackware and various other
bits including XFree86.
I have a problem with the video configuration. I have an old IBM VGA
monitor and a Tseng Labs ET4000 card, and when i start X (or XF86Setup)
the screen temporarily swaps to some garbled blue screen and swaps back
to the grey X screen witht he mouse cursor. From here i can't do
anything, no keyboard and no mouse buttons work.
I have all the "generic" drivers and screens in the XF86Config file.
Using X -probeonly reveals that X is expecting a "screen" section for an
"accel" driver....but the ET4000 doesn't require this, unlike the
ET4000/W32...but this may be irrelevant or a totally different problem
Firstly, how can i get out of this broke X session without rebooting?
Next can anyone point me in the right direction? Is it the monitor, the
video card, or is it the XF86Config file?
thanks oh mighty Linux-heads
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