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Old 07-31-2005, 10:00 PM   #1
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Can't start X server in slackware


Hi,

I just installed slackware 10.1 but when it finishes booting up there's no graphical login just a normal text only login. What do I have to do to start KDE?

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Old 07-31-2005, 10:04 PM   #2
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I just tried typing X at the prompt and it looked like something graphical was happening but then the system froze!
 
Old 07-31-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
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I tried the slackware site and used xorgsetup but then when I type startx, my monitor says that it's out of range. I have an LG Flatron and radeon 9200.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 10:30 PM   #4
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typically what you would type is "startx".
Another better way to do it is:
1. go to /etc/inittab
2. look for a line that looks like this:
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:
3. change the above line to id:4:initdefault:

You are done the next time you start slack will go into graphical mode.

Hope this helps.

Rick
 
Old 07-31-2005, 10:38 PM   #5
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Assuming you have chosen KDE as your default, type "startx"
If things don't go well, don't panic. just dig up the specs for your video card and monitor and configure your xserver. If you can't figure out how to configure your xserver, let us know!

Happy Slacking!
 
Old 07-31-2005, 10:41 PM   #6
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Nevermind, I figured everything out
 
Old 07-31-2005, 10:42 PM   #7
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Hey thanks for posting you guys!
 
Old 07-31-2005, 10:51 PM   #8
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"Out of scan range" means the monitor isn't capable of displaying the information being passed to it by the video card.
Make sure of your specifications, then reconfigure Xorg.
You may also consider trying ATI's proprietary drivers, but I never have. Of course, my video card is older than dirt and I don't really do anything that needs 3D acceleration like watch DVDs or play games.

Edit:
Well done!

Happy Slacking!

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