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Old 09-07-2002
Data SuSE 8.0...I can't get SaX2 to start on Hercules 128 and YaST2 won't set up X either.

I'm trying to set up a school Linux computer and use Samba to link it to Windows NT.

Pentium-133
Hercules 8 meg Stingray 128/3D

I'm not too familiar with SuSE's config tools (more used to Mandrake) and so am having some trouble configuring X. SaX2 just won't start, even when I use "sax2 --lowres" and YaST2 just complains that it can't write the config file.

The whole system is installed and this is the last step other than setting up Samba. Most students can't use Linux without a GUI and so I naturally want to install X. I could write my own XFree86Config file but am having trouble finding the card's technical info. How do I get SaX2 to start? SaX2 freezes up the video while it's probing.

"HumanBeanDip"
Just another Linux user

P.S. Thanx auswipe. I was logged in as root. I'll try the other suggestions next school day

Last edited by HumanBeanDip; 09-08-2002 at 10:10 PM..
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Old 09-08-2002
Re: SuSE 8.0...I can't get SaX2 to start on Hercules 128 and YaST2 won't set up X either.

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Originally posted by HumanBeanDip
I'm not too familiar with SuSE's config tools (more used to Mandrake) and so am having some trouble configuring X. SaX2 just won't start, even when I use "sax2 --lowres" and YaST2 just complains that it can't write the config file.
Are you trying to configure as root or normal user? I could see normal user being denied the ability to write to /etc/X11/XF86Config but not root.

Have you tried by-passing the SaX2 for xf86cfg? On my ElCheapo FreeBSD machine xf86cfg will detonate in graphical mode so I use `xf86cfg -textmode` to setup XF86 on that box.

You can also have XFree86 automagically generate a config file by running `XFree86 --configure` and copy the output to /etc/X11/XF86Config and try xf86cfg.

Just some random thoughts.

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