[ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No Direct Input Test (Win9x & NT/2 000)

Harold Hunt Harold@compasstechnologies.com
Fri Oct 27 10:04:00 GMT 2000

I'd appreciate it if people with failures would send in their 'start
XWin.exe' line from their startxwin.bat file, as well as a simple report of
their current display resolution and depth; that would really help in
determining if the problems are due to configuration settings or if the
problems are part of the server.

Well, the results are kinda dismal, eh?  But, at least one person got the
dll and the server to work on Windows 98 machines... so I know something is
right.  Also, I'm able to start the server on my Windows 2000 and Windows 98
machines here, so I know that the files do work; I'm guessing that most
people are running into configuration problems.

Let me reiterate that -screen 0 settings are the only settings that are
going to be read for most installations of Cygwin/XFree86.  -screen 1
through -screen 8 are only read if you have more than one screen being
started.  Therefore, make sure that your startxwin.bat file passes
parameters for -screen 0.

I might see about throwing in auto detection of the current display depth...
that would probably fix some people's problems.

One more thing, don't forget to try ultra-tiny window sizes to see if you
can get them to work; I would try something like:
start XWin.exe -screen 0 100x100x%DEPTH%

Thanks for testing,


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