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Old 12-13-2006, 12:11 AM   #1
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how to enter x windows on slackware8.1


I have finished my installation of linux slackware then i reboot back sytem, the x windows cannot appear when i type the command "startx" why? i'm very newbie to use the linux slackware so what should i do to enter the x window. please help me, im very interested to use linux
 
Old 12-13-2006, 12:17 AM   #2
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You need to tell us what happens when you try "startx", otherwise it's impossible to help you.

Also, you do know that Slackware 11 is out, right?
 
Old 12-13-2006, 02:35 AM   #3
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You need to configure X before you try startx by running the configuration script. In recent versions of slackware you go to /etc/X11 and run xorgconf as root. In 8.1 the command might be something like xr86config. You will find it described in the slackware book
 
Old 12-14-2006, 01:59 AM   #4
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problem that i have found when i type startx

when i type the command startx the screen becomes black then after 2 seconds the fatal error message appears. the messages is cannot locate server something like that. I have download the slackware from internet using ftp then burn to the cd. so i don't have a user guide or reference book to configure it
 
Old 12-14-2006, 02:32 AM   #5
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You need to configure X. On newer slackware systems you would do this by running xorgconf. I cannot find the old slackbook on the internet to tell you eaxactly what to do but I think you need to run x86config as root.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 02:33 AM   #6
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You need to configure X. On newer slackware systems you would do this by running xorgconf. I cannot find the old slackbook on the internet to tell you eaxactly what to do but I think you need to run x86config as root.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 02:33 AM   #7
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slacks

can somebody to give the method and instructions how to configure x config using a command line... please
 
Old 12-15-2006, 04:10 AM   #8
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su
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xf86config

follow the instructions
 
  


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