Bothersome X in First Use of LiveCD
beesnees at grm.net
Wed Dec 21 16:27:47 PST 2005
After a successful build of LFS on my PC using Mandrake as the host
system, I decided to use the LiveCD to build on my laptop.
I have a situation that probably is just me since I found nothing
helpful in the archives or with Google.
The best way I can explain the symptom is that in xfce the refresh
rate--and I don't know whether that's the right term or not--on xterm is
agonizingly slow, and sometimes it doesn't redraw at all. This occurs
when I have either firefox or lynx running with the LFS book. After
reading something in the book, when I re-focus the xterm, there is no
foreground or a series of straight white lines with no cursor.
Sometimes X freezes and will not even respond to CTRL-ALT-Backspace and
I have to use the power button. I do not have these problems with twm.
I boot with the following command:
linux vga=792 TZ=America/Chicago LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-1 KEYMAP=us
I am using a Compaq Pressario with an AMD Athlon XP 2200+, ATI Radeon
IGP320/M, 750M RAM and 750M swap. I also generated an xorg.conf.new
using the BLFS book and copied it into /etc/X11. When I do that xfce
does not completely load. It hangs at the white screen with a little
watch as the cursor--this is when I have to use "the button." I do not
have this problem in twm. However, the main screen for twm is the black
and white lines with an 'X' for the cursor.
I've looked through the directory tree to find where xfce is loaded when
I issue 'startx' from default settings, but I can't find it. My guts
tell me that there is some resource that I need to tweak, but I don't
know where to find the files. I've looked through /usr/X11R6 and
/etc/X11R6 to see if I could find something that would help. I've not
been able to solve anything by following the files all the X man pages
Using twm the build is going great. I'm just having problems with
xfce. When something like this happens, even though I have a
workaround, I like to solve it.
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