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Old 09-06-2009, 10:26 AM   #1
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Black screen when running startx ?


After a new install of slack 12.2, Before and after running xwmconfig I get a black screen. I checked the Xorg log file and see no errors or even warnings. Trying to use KDE.

I have a feeling it is because I am using an LCD display, I remember I had to manually edit xorg before but dont remember what I did.

Is there another xorg configuration utility I can run to get KDE up and running
 
Old 09-06-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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After looking at kdm.log theres almost nothing there and the last 2 lines read "image is a null image"
Could that have something to do with the blank screen I am getting?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 11:02 AM   #3
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I hit ctrl alt f1 and got a bunch of errors,
bad font path
cannot open knotify library
cannot open shared object file and something about artsd.

None of the desktop environments work using startx.

Should I try to reinstall KDE? using pkgtool?

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Old 09-06-2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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what does your x logs say? (see /var/log/)

make a xorg.conf first.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 12:10 PM   #5
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I just ran xorgsetup and that seems to have fixed things, I can now run startx and the different managers fire up, except I removed KDE.

Is it easy to reinstall KDE?

Sorry for changing the subject.......
 
Old 09-06-2009, 12:14 PM   #6
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yes ...use the *better package managers* for slackware
 
Old 09-06-2009, 12:21 PM   #7
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I have the slack disks. I dont remember how to install KDE off the disks though

Ive never heard of the " better package manager "
 
  


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