Having successfully installed “Tiny Linux” (Slackware or Linux 2.2.6) and used pkgtool to install xbase and xprgm (also downloaded from http://tiny.seul.org/en/
) and having performed xf86config (more questions relating to that later) several times, perhaps shoddily for lack of information that SuperProbe did not supply about my video card, I get the following response from issuing the “startx” command:
Execue failed for usr/XllR6/bin/X (errno 2)
_X11 TransSocketUnixConnect: Can’t connect: errno 111 giving up.
Xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to x server
Xinit: no such process (errno 3) Server error.
Linux and Slackware are still new to me, so try not to assume that I know anything. (Perhaps 3 or 4 commands…) I’m baby stepping my way through this to see if I can put some life in an old computer that got its windows damaged by a virus some years ago. The hard drives (400MB ea.) have both been formatted and Linux was installed by 14 floppies. The monitor is a Compaq 460-P made in ‘94 - no info on their website - no surprise. The computer is an old Digital Celebris GL 5100st with some kind of early Pentium processor, and 32MB of RAM.
SuperProbe provided the following information:
First Video: Super-VGA]
Chipset: Matrox Millennium (PCI Probed)
RAMDAC: TI Viewpoint 3026 24 bit Truecolor DAC w/cursor, Pixel-mux, Clock (with 6-bit wide lookup tables (or in 6-bit mode)
I do not pretend to understand most of that, but I do know that xf86config wanted to know much more about the chipset and video memory than I was able to provide from that information.
How, if at all possible, can I get this baby to do anything more worthwhile than complain and ask me politely for a trip to the Salvation Army?
My regular (“Modern”) computer is connected to the internet via dial-up and contains a CD burner. The old one has a cdrom that I have successfully mounted and installed software (I assume that it is successfully installed - I still can’t use it!) from.
I am still logged in as root as I am still trying to get the darn thing to work.