The very first thing I tried was to stop xconf from executing at startup (/boot/porteus.cfg editing KDE only), that way I can observe step-by-step the results of each change. That was successful. The next thing I did was re-do Blaze's steps 1 - 4 (just in-case xorg.conf got modified during that process)...which it apparently didn't. I placed a copy of xorg.conf in the appropriate rootcopy sub-folder. At least now, I am satisfied that I have more control.Blaze wrote:MasterSplinter, hm... damn
You can try to convert two deb packages with driver for via from debian repo in xzm format:
and then try to copy these modules to /porteus/modules/
With some help, I was able to convert those two .deb files into .xzm files. I had been accustomed to right-clicking on non-porteus packages and left-clicking on "Convert deb to porteus...". The error I got was: "Could not find the program '(/opt/porteus-scripts/deb2sq4'".
I was then instructed to try:
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I placed both modules in /porteus/modules/ right next to the other ones and rebooted:
apr 1.4.2 i486 2.xzm
apr util 1.3.10 i486 1.xzm
subversion 1.6.16 i486 1.xzm
Choosing KDE, it booted into a text mode. Startx wouldn't work, so I did a xconf. Startx worked then. I was pleased to see that both monitors were now enabled, but, mirrored, and the display configuration didn't detect multi-displays.
(changed permissions on all .xzm files to -rwxrwxrwx) The earlier 5 modules were already -rwx.
I then tried to remove all modules except (below) and rebooted:
Same results. I then renamed my porteus/changes to changes.old2 and rebooted.
Same results. I did discover, however, that I had an issue deleting any of my previous "changes" folders with the error: Could not make folder //.Trash-0/files/changes.old/.wh..wh.plnk.
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Before I looked into Porteus RC1, I was using Slax 6.1.2... I noticed that Slax detected that there was more than one display in the Display Configuration (an extra tab called Multiple Monitors) ... although it failed to utilize them... among other things, it would only let me have a refresh rate of 60Hz. @ 1600x1050... I think Slax just needed to use some of the drivers you guys have been suggesting.
I am booted into Slax 6.1.2 (at this moment)... I am wondering if the Display Configuration application is different from what Porteus us currently using, how to compare, and use... if possible.