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Old 05-04-2002, 09:04 AM   #1
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Kyro ll installation problem


Having already downloaded and installed the powervr rpm package, my Kyro ll card was giving a problem free X-window... untill now.
"startx" replies no screen found,
XF86Config-4 file seems fine,
reinstalling the rpm file indicates that the package is already installed and aborts,
while trying to remove it with "rpm el" etc indicates that it is not installed!
Help please.
 
Old 05-04-2002, 09:35 AM   #2
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Try
export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0
and then
startx
 
Old 05-04-2002, 02:38 PM   #3
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I've noted down your answer in case I need it in the future thanks for a prompt reply, in the meanwhile I have mucked about with the xfree file and managed to start the x-window server. All my settings are back to first time defaults however. Which files should I back up you think so as to be able to restore desktop icons, menus, keyboard/mouse parameters and colours etc in case it happens again?
 
Old 05-04-2002, 03:26 PM   #4
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You should definetely back up /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file, as for desktop icons and such you can archive the Desktop directory in your user home. BTW what window manager/desktop environment are you using currently? If it is KDE, then back up .kde directory in your user home (note the . it is a hidden directory).
 
Old 05-05-2002, 01:17 PM   #5
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Yes, I am using KDE, I want to get to know one new environement well before trying out other exotic desktops, I will back up suggested files, thanks.
 
  


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