Arrow keys, etc.

Harold Hunt
Wed Oct 4 09:12:00 GMT 2000


> screen 8, means multiple display

We're all aware of multiple screens... the problem is that the batch file
sent in the tar ball only launches a single screen, screen number 0, so the
settings for screen 8 are ignored.  The default batch file should have a
line that configures screen 0 to 800x600x8; that will get almost all users
up and running, and they can edit their batch file from there for more
screens and/or different resolutions and color depths.

Now, I want you to actually try the batch file that ships with our tar
ball... do it!  XWin will ignore the -screen 8 settings and use the default
of 1280x1024x16 instead.  Now, modify the line in the batch file to change
the settings on -screen 0, instead of -screen 8, and your configuration
parameters will no longer be ignored.

It is confusing to the users to talk of multiple screens and tell them that
settings for screen 8 will not be ignored (when they are, in fact, ignored).


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