LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-13-2003, 12:10 PM   #1
Zeke
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: RedHat 8.0 (just upgraded)
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 15
X Gui


Hi, I can't get X to work quite right. I was configuring my video card in the install, and I tested it at 640x480, and it worked just fine, it took a while, but the test window came up. Then, when I boot it, it does a graphical login like it should, then X boots up and I get a command prompt window that I have to move into place, and all I can get is that, I wonder if it has to do with the windows manager, but I tried "xdm" and I didn't get anything, so I don't know, if you know please reply!!
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:36 PM   #2
tcaptain
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Montreal
Distribution: Gentoo 2004 from stage 1 baby!
Posts: 1,403

Rep: Reputation: 45
I think the problem is likely the display manager.

what you can do is boot up in console mode and use 'startx' and see if you get any error messages related to the X server.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 03:58 PM   #3
Zeke
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: RedHat 8.0 (just upgraded)
Posts: 38

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok, thanks, I'll do that and try to give you the results!!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[Ubuntu GUI] Changing GUI from Gnome to wmaker MangaManiac Linux - Laptop and Netbook 8 05-08-2005 03:17 PM
KDE gui vs. Gnome GUI Curt6000 Linux - Newbie 11 11-10-2004 01:37 PM
Isn't Windows 95 or 98 a better GUI solution for old machines than an old Linux GUI lynchmob09 General 10 04-20-2004 01:24 AM
no more gui? fitzov Linux - Newbie 5 12-28-2003 06:53 AM
Won't go into GUI Micro420 Mandriva 1 08-23-2003 12:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:54 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration