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Old 04-23-2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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No gui


I have installed slack on machine and it boots up ,I can switch between 6 different console but no GUI it is just blank.My machine has nvidia quadro fx1800m graphic card.
No idea what's happening can anyone explain how can i get gui
 
Old 04-23-2011, 09:52 AM   #2
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Also forgot to tell xorgconfig command is not working in root dir
 
Old 04-23-2011, 10:26 AM   #3
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After logging in, did you type startx?
 
Old 04-23-2011, 10:27 AM   #4
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Scan through the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file. Look for lines beginning with "(EE)".
Changing the device to "vesa" might allow the Xorg server to start. From there it may be easier to continue, such as installing nvidia's driver, and changing the driver entry again.

NVidia installs an nvidia-xconfig program. You may have better luck with it.
 
Old 04-23-2011, 11:27 AM   #5
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The default run level of Slackware does not have a gui. The slackware forum has a member named 2handband, who has written an excellent introductory tutorial for slackware. Here is a link to the page that discusses the initial run level and getting to a GUI.
 
Old 04-23-2011, 11:46 AM   #6
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xorgconfig command is not working
If I'm not mistaken xorgconfig is no longer available, have to use xorgsetup.
 
Old 04-23-2011, 01:01 PM   #7
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Xorg -configure
If using nvidia drivers
Quote:
nvidia-xconfig
 
Old 04-23-2011, 01:19 PM   #8
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The newer versions of Slack 13.1 --> don't use xorg. There is NO pre-existing /etc/X11/xorg.conf file present on a new installation.

Slackware requires a bit more Linux knowledge than other distributions, so if you're new to Linux, Slack wouldn't be a good choice for you. However, it is an excellent distribution and the Linux to learn, if you want to really learn Linux. You're going to have a steep learning curve, though. You'll have to do your homework to install and properly run Slackware.
 
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:53 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by vtel57 View Post
The newer versions of Slack 13.1 --> don't use xorg.
How could they not use Xorg? What windowing system do they use?

Or do you mean no xorg.conf?
 
Old 04-23-2011, 04:21 PM   #10
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Speaking of Xorg, the version of Xorg shipped with Slackware 13.1 will not
(in most cases) require an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file at all. Configuration of
input devices and such is handled by HAL, and the X server autoconfigures
everything else. You can still create an xorg.conf file if you wish, or you
can create a minimal xorg.conf with only the specific contents that you wish
to override (as an example, to use a binary-only video driver).
Due to removed drivers and other such changes, it's quite possible that your
old xorg.conf will not work correctly with this version of Xorg.
From Changes and Hints - 13.1 --> http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar..._AND_HINTS.TXT

Sorry, yes... xorg.conf is what I was referring to above. Of course, Slack still uses X.org.

Thanks for getting me to clarify. I'm lazy sometimes.
 
Old 04-24-2011, 01:16 AM   #11
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Ok guys thanks for guidance i tried using command startx but i am getting following errors

EE nv0 : no valid initial config found
EE screen(s) found, but none have usable config.

fatal error
no screens found
 
Old 04-24-2011, 01:23 AM   #12
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xinit: no such file or dir (errorno2): unable to connect to xserver
Xinit :no such process
 
Old 04-24-2011, 03:36 AM   #13
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Here's the documentation, I haven't past this part & hopefully you didn't miss anything. Wish I could offer assistance.
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-co...tyle=printable
 
  


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