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From: Mrugesh Karnik <mrugeshkarnik@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Xorg.. twm not starting and terrible performance with fluxbox
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 21:18:16
1 Hi,
3 I just installed Gentoo on an AMD64 Sempron machine. RAM is not a
4 problem.. 1GB of it.
6 I just emerged xorg-x11. The graphics card is VIA Unichrome onboard. I
7 have a perfectly fine working FC4 system. I used the FC4 xorg.conf file.
8 First ran Xorg -configure. Kept all the paths from Gentoo and filled in
9 stuff like mouse, keyboard, monitor and graphics card configuration from
10 the FC4 file. I tested the file with X -config /root/xorg.config.fc4 and
11 it worked fine. I then copied it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and gave startx.
12 But twm refused to start. I could just a see a black screen with a black
13 X mouse pointer in the middle. I moved it and it was lagging very badly.
14 So I killed the X server and emerged fluxbox.
16 Fluxbox started fine. But when I tried to open xedit.. it went terribly
17 slow.. Same thing with xcalc. People in #xorg on Freenode told me that I
18 needed to look for via_drv.o module. I didn't find it. Xorg doesn't
19 install it. vesa gives very bad performance as stated above.
20 Interestingly, vesa is what FC4 uses and it runs absolutely fine!
22 What am I to do? I would appreciate any help anyone can offer!
24 Thank you,
25 Mrugesh
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Re: [gentoo-user] Xorg.. twm not starting and terrible performance with fluxbox Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>