Vaughan Moore wrote:

I'm a complete newbie and I'm trying to set up X server on a Toshiba
Satellite pro 4620dvd laptop.  Everytime I run through xf86cfg or
xf86cfg -textmode I get the error message "The XFree86 configuration process
seems to have failed.  Would you like to try again?"  Obviously, this is a
bit frustrating.

Here are what I think are the valid parts of the XF86Config file, but I may
be missing something - please let me know.

        Driver = "mouse"
        Option = "Protocol" "Auto"
        Option = "Device" "/dev/sysmous"
        Driver "Keyboard"
        Option "Skbmode1" "pc101" (note: my laptop only has 85 keys"
        Option "XkbLayout "us"
        HorizSync 31.5-31.5
        VertRefresh 50.0-70.0
        Driver "s3"
        VendorName "S3 Inc."
        BoardName "86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV"
        ChipSet "SuperSavage/IX64"
        BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
        Default Depth 8
        Display Depth 1
        Display Depth 4
        Display Depth 8
        Modes "640x480"
        Display Depth 15
        Display Depth 16
        Display Depth 24

My main questions are:

1) The Toshiba documentation and Web site do not tell me what my internal
monitor's horizontal sync or vertical refresh rate is. (although it does
give me refresh rates for an external monitor - 60/75/85 @16M colors).  Is
there a place I can go to find this information?

2) Are there other obvious reasons the configuration would fail other than
the monitor?

3) Are there any sites I can visit for more info?

Thanks so much!

Vaughan Moore

Also, did I post this to the right list?  If not, please let me know where
it should go.

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This seems to be a bug in recent releases (4.x and 5.x). Just skip it from there, and install KDE/Gnome from one of the other menus. Everything is fine. I don't remember exactly, but sysinstall is looking for the config file in /etc/X11/xf86config or something, while it's actually being installed in /usr/local/X11........ or some other thing. the way to get around this is to either ignore it (which I do), or type in the above text (/etc/X11/xf86config) as I typed it (IIRC). This is just a bug and things ARE getting installed correctly. Just move down, later in the process and install a 'window manager.' KDE, Gnome, and a couple others will more than likely be listed.


Eric F Crist

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