Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it
Posted Mar 26, 2011 23:37 UTC (Sat) by roelofs
In reply to: Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it
Parent article: Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it
I'm pretty sure that must be a later-generation XConfig. The ones I was working on weren't nearly that friendly. They were more compact, using single lines where you've got stanzas.
Yup, my early-1994 ones were like you describe, and the one I excerpted still has equivalent commented-out lines like that:
# ModeLine "1280x1024a" 110 1280 1320 1480 1728 1024 1029 1036 1077
# ModeLine "1280x1024" 110 1280 1288 1472 1712 1024 1025 1028 1054
Was that an X11R5-vs-R6 change, maybe?
As you say, it was very easy to get wrong, which is why, in slightly later releases, the bundled text file(s) showing other people's working configs for card/monitor combos were so valuable.
What I always lusted over was the early Sony multisyncs. Those were beautiful monitors.
That they were. I eventually bought a used Hitachi 21" with the same (Trinitron-style) shadow mask; it's still sitting on my desk behind the LCD. :-)
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