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Old 10-04-2002, 06:34 PM   #1
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I'm doing my best to learn how to use Suse 8.0 having done some work on old Linux boxs. I want to get into the GUI but have no idea on how to get it to work I thought it was Alt+F8 but I just get a blank black screen there. Can anyone help?
 
Old 10-04-2002, 07:02 PM   #2
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type "startx"

without the quotes of course. alt+F8 simply switches terminals (or w/e you call them, I'm a newbie too)
 
Old 10-05-2002, 03:29 AM   #3
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I tried that but I can't set up xserver I was told to run SaX but each time I try to run it I get what looks like a GUI but well not all there 4 thin screens laced togeter. Is there anyway to change my graphic setting and test them so they work and go from there?
 
Old 10-05-2002, 05:37 AM   #4
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I don't really understand what happens.... does it flash then go back to the command line? if not, you might be loading up twm, the default window manager for XFree86 (I think).

what window manager do you want to use? (kde, gnome, fluxbox ?).
 
Old 10-05-2002, 06:18 AM   #5
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What's the exact make and model of your video card?List the rest of your hardware while you're at it.It helps to know what you're working with
lynch
 
Old 10-06-2002, 12:38 AM   #6
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ok I am running a AMD Athlon at 1.3ghz

vid card
Chainteck, GeForce2 (64mb)

cd-roms
Lite-onltr-32123s
sony dvd-rm ddu1621

addition ide
CMD pci-0649 untra DMA IDE Controller

mouse
Logiteck PS/2 an old trackball that is no longer made

monitor
KDS Visual Sensations VS-195-e

nic
3Com 3C450 Fast Ethernet Adapter

Sound Blaster Live

3 harddrives the linux one i need to resize but have no idea on how to get working eather and a zip 100
 
  


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