Tag Archives: X windows

Configuring X Windows on a Virtual Machine

When using X windows on a virtual machine I have found that the screen resolution is detected automatically it can often default to a maximum resolution of 1024×768 pixels.

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Setting the screen resolution and refersh rate on Tru64 UNIX

Another rather obscure post as I have finally figured out how to set the screen resolution and more importantly the refresh rate on my Alpha Server DS10 running Tru64 UNIX 5.1B now that I have a Radeon 7500 graphics card … Continue reading

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Setting the screen resolution and refresh rate on DEC Windows

A long time ago when I first had access to a VMS Workstation with DEC Windows you didn’t really need to worry about the screen resolution or refresh rate as the graphics options were essentially fixed by the hardware.

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Yet another desktop – Compiling CDE on Debian 8.0 (Jessie)

The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) used to be the ‘de facto’ desktop on UNIX Workstations, is still used on OpenVMS, and remains popular with some users for its consistent look and feel and low resource utilization – remember that back … Continue reading

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Adding nVidia video drivers to Debian 8.0 (Jessie)

Getting the nVidia drivers to work on whatever the current version of Debian can sometimes be a bit of a chore, there were binary drivers available in ‘lenny’, you had to download them and compile them for ‘squeeze’, and ‘wheezy’ … Continue reading

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Installing MATE on Raspbian/Debian 8.0 (jessie)

I don’t actively dislike the GNOME 3 look and feel, but I don’t really like it either and much prefer the MATE Desktop environment. Previously I installed MATE from the backports repository and used it with Debian wheezy for a … Continue reading

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Script to connect to remote desktop using XDMCP

As readers of my previous posts may have noticed I’m a bit of a fan of being able to work on multiple desktops, however trying to remember the right command parameters, or keep track of the next available display number … Continue reading

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My new VAXstation

I’ve known about this website for a while but although the author had made some (considerable) progress enhancing the VAX simulations in ‘simh‘ until a few months ago there was no code available to run on Linux.

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Installing MATE

MATE is a fork of the original GNOME 2 desktop environment that retains the familiar GNOME 2 look and feel and provides an alternative to GNOME 3, particularly on older or less powerful machines, and with a little patience you … Continue reading

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Installing XFCE

XFCE is a lightweight desktop environment that aims to be fast and responsive, while still retaining the user-friendly look and feel of a classic desktop. Since it is relatively lightweight it isn’t a bad alternative to LXDE on the Raspberry … Continue reading

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