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Old 04-27-2004, 12:57 AM   #1
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starting an x session in gentoo


Hi, I just finished installing gentoo and I had some questions about getting kde to run. I emerged kde without serious problems, but I can't seem to startx. Everytime I try, it gives me an error about not having a screen. However, I've run both xf86config and fglrxconfig (to get my ati-drivers working), but nothing seems to work. Am I missing some thing that I should have emerged? I'm starting to get tired of lynx....any suggestions? Thanks!
 
Old 04-27-2004, 01:20 AM   #2
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Chances are your XF86Config is not configured properly, what's the error message (including last few relevent lines)?
 
Old 04-27-2004, 03:35 AM   #3
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thanks for the quick response, here's the what it says:

unable to locate/open config file
error from xf86HandleConfigFile()

Fatal server error:
no screens found


It definately sounds like I haven't configured X correctly. Thanks for any assistance!
 
Old 04-27-2004, 03:48 AM   #4
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Do you have the XF86Config file in /etc/X11 ? (or even XF86Config-4)
 
Old 04-27-2004, 09:12 AM   #5
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DOH!!

thanks guys, looks like a nice little n00b mistake, I ran the 2 configs as a user the first 2 times and it didn't save in X11
 
Old 04-27-2004, 09:46 AM   #6
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ok, i have another issue here now. Now X will start, but start me in twm, which isn't exactly what i look for in a window manager, plus it freezes after about 5 seconds necessitating lots of rebooting. Is there something like xwmconfig that I could use to set my default to kde? thanks.
 
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echo "startkde" > ~/.xinitrc
 
Old 04-27-2004, 10:08 AM   #8
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thanks,

I ended up just changing the XSESSION variable in /etc/rc.conf so now kde starts, but it freezes almost immediately. Sounds like I have a problem with x maybe? Maybe I should just try xorg or something? Thanks again.
 
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Probably has to do with ATI drivers, don't have much experience with them so can't help you there.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 10:16 AM   #10
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maybe i'll try a different version of xfree86, i'm running 4.3.0 now
 
Old 04-27-2004, 10:28 AM   #11
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well after looking at some posts on the gentoo forums, i reconsidered that, and am thinking that maybe one of my modules isn't loaded right. I get an error while booting up that it can't find the radeonfb module. I have an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro. Can any ATI gurus out there lend a hand, thanks a lot! I'm pretty sure that the kernel was compiled with all the support possible for anything radeon, but i'm a n00b.
 
  


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