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Old 09-23-2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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startx does not work...?


OK so startx does not work. If anybody else is awake. Any suggestions to what I should do next.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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So are you trying to startx as root or a a regular user? You need to be root to do so. As root, you can also use this command:

gdm start
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:16 AM   #3
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So are you trying to startx as root or a a regular user? You need to be root to do so. As root, you can also use this command:

gdm start
let me try that...ok...so there is a blank screen...

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Old 09-23-2007, 01:21 AM   #4
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Right, let's see. You wouldn't have a card from the ATI x1000 series in there?
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:22 AM   #5
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So are you trying to startx as root or a a regular user? You need to be root to do so. As root, you can also use this command:

gdm start
I can run startx as a regular user on my machine, in Ubuntu and slackware s, you shouldn't run x as root anyways
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:25 AM   #6
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Yea, you must be right. It's not a command I use too often but the last time I did I was simply denied permission. I wish I remembered which distro. It could even be one of the BSDs for all I know.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:27 AM   #7
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Right, let's see. You wouldn't have a card from the ATI x1000 series in there?
no...i got the Nvidia MCP51 graphics card on a HP pavillion dv6000.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:41 AM   #8
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Check the output of the following commands:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep driver

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep HorizSync

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep VertRefresh
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:50 AM   #9
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Check the output of the following commands:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep driver

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep HorizSync

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep VertRefresh
Nothing happens when I type those commands on. Or better yet...what should be happening?
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:57 AM   #10
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yum update in action

So yum update is in action right now I as speak...any other ideas?
 
Old 09-23-2007, 02:26 AM   #11
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Smile

I finally get my GUI desktop to load up. Thankx to all........
 
  


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