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Re: [trinity-users] A functional TDE distribution...

From: Francois Andriot <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:52:33 +0100
Le 16/11/2012 19:19, Patrick Serru a écrit :
> Hi all, hello François
>
>         I must admit that it is not easy to have to re-learn everything. I do
> not know Debian :-/ . I want towards Debian or Fedora. Oss 10 + Yast was so
> easy!
>
>         There are some questions I ask in this list: how to take a screen
> resolution higher IN CONSOLE MODE? My screen seems about 40 lines of 80
> columns at startup instead of the usual ~ 150 columns (kernel parameters at
> boot: vga = 0x31A)!
>
>         Graphics mode was achieved by "startx" and not "init 5" ... How do I
> log in graphic mode (TDM?). While Trinity was started, back on a console
> (Ctrl + Alt + F3, for example), the keyboard is not "listening" except Ctrl
> + Alt + Del. Fortunately, because my screen did not like the frequencies
> used by XOrg in 1280x1024: black-out! (-: See, Calvin). I guess I have to
> visit XOrg to find out how to do this ...
>
> I can not ask all my questions about Debian on this list. It does not lack,
> however!
>
>         Read you soon!
>
>

Hello,
which OSS version were you running exactly ? 10.x or 11.x ?

About the console video mode, I think the "vga" option and framebuffer 
stuff are obsoleted by the "KMS" feature.
KMS is supposed to switch your console to the best resolution available.
If your computer does not support it, I think you can disable it by 
adding the "nomodeset" kernel parameter in grub.conf . If you do so, the 
"vga=" parameter should work again.

As you seem to already know, the KDM automatic startup should be enabled 
if you use the correct runlevel.
In Fedora, in order to have Trinity's kdm started automatically in 
runlevel 5, you must add a variable in a config file.

In file (it does not exist by default):
   /etc/sysconfig/desktop
Add the following line (without spaces):
   DISPLAYMANAGER=/opt/trinity/bin/kdm
Then restart the service with command:
   service dm restart

There must be a corresponding setting in Debian but I do not know it.

Francois