I'm totally new to linux and a more experienced friend advised me to install slackware if I want to get the best possible understanding of how linux works.
I've installed slackware but having logged in as root, when I type the command "startx" to load the GUI I get this error message:
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Oct 24 14:40:24 2010
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) intel(0): Given depth (4) is not supported by I830 driver
(EE) intel(1): [drm] failed to set drm interface version.
(EE) intel(1): Failed to become DRM master.
(EE) intel(1): Given depth (4) is not supported by I830 driver
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
When I try to check the log file that I am told to check, I get:
-bash: /var/log/Xorg.0.log: Permission denied "(i am logged in as root)"
I've tried running xorgsetup and changing the depth to 24,16,8,4,1 and 0, but I either get the same error message or a blank screen which forces me to reboot.
Running Xorg -configure gives the message:
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
Xorg detected your mouse at device /dev/input/mice.
Please check your config if the mouse is still not
operational, as by default Xorg tries to autodetect
Xorg has configured a multihead system, please check your config.
Your xorg.conf file is /root/xorg.conf.new
To test the server, run "X -config /root/xorg.conf.new"
When I attempt to test the server, I get a blank screen and am forced to reboot.
Running xrandr gives the message:
Can't open display
I've had a look around the forums for similar problems and someone with a similar issue was asked for the output of some code, so i'm typing my output for it here - it might save some time:
ls -l /dev/mem
crw-r----- 1 root kmem 1, 12010-10-24 15:37 /dev/mem
Any help in resolving this is much appreciated, thanks.