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Old 11-03-2003, 07:17 PM   #1
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darkstar:~#


what do i type after that ? to get to the desktop
 
Old 11-03-2003, 07:21 PM   #2
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startx will open up the X server. Make sure you're running as a non-root user
 
Old 11-03-2003, 07:22 PM   #3
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i tried taht and it has an error
 
Old 11-03-2003, 07:27 PM   #4
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fatal server error is what i get
 
Old 11-03-2003, 07:33 PM   #5
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What distro do you use?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 10:40 PM   #6
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He's most likely using Slackware, as "darkstar" is the default computer name. You most likely need to run "xf86config" to set up X. After that, try "startx". Hope that helps!
 
Old 11-03-2003, 10:46 PM   #7
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Im using Slackware 9.1 and I had to run startx as root for awhile before I fixed the problem which was bad config files in my users home dir (.Xauthority) This could be your problem.

Also I never had to configure X It worked great the first time with no configing what so ever!

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Old 11-04-2003, 07:09 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by wantlinux
fatal server error is what i get
please tell us what other messages are displayed, we could help you understand the cause of it.

ps. adding another user can be done with the "adduser" command. I could strongly suggest against running your desktop as root user. A root user is allowed to destroy everything, like you could do once at an Windows 95 system. Other users are able to mess-up their own home directory, and that's it!

(every time you need root privileges, the kde will display a nice password box)

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