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Old 09-08-2004, 02:41 PM   #1
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slackware 10.0 XServer problem


I cannot start the XServer; after "startx" command i am informed, that i cannot start the XServer, because there is a problem with my mouse and monitor.
I tried to configure the XServer with "xf86config" and "xfree86 -configure" or "XFree86 -configure", but nothing works.
Should i download and install XFree86 4.4.0?
Or can i configure the existing installation? What would you advise me?
 
Old 09-08-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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First of all, with which of your distro's is this
problem with?
Secondly, what's the graphics card?
Thirdly, what is the output XFree86 -configure ?


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Old 09-08-2004, 03:21 PM   #3
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slackware uses xorg instead of xfree, so double check your filenames.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 04:29 PM   #4
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Tinkster:
My distro is slackware 10, my graphics card is ATI Radeon 7500 and the output of "XFree86 -configure" is that the command doesn't exist.

Redjokerx:
First, to be honest, i've never really understood the difference between XOrg and XFree. But what do you mean Slackware uses Xorg? There is a path /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 and and an XFree86 file as in many other distors.
Second what do you mean with "double check your filenames."?
 
Old 09-08-2004, 04:58 PM   #5
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Type "xorgconfig", hit ENTER, and away you go.
When I first installed Slackware 10.0, I got stuck on that step too.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 08:15 PM   #6
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XOrg is a fork from XFree. The head of XFree was being stubborn or something and development slowed, so they split into XOrg and things are going back on track, something like that. Slackware uses XOrg as it's X Server instead of XFree86. What I meant by double check your filenames was if slackware is using xorg, it may not have the XF86Config files. You said it does, so XOrg might still use some files with XFree in their names instead of XOrg. Can someone else clarify?
 
  


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