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Old 01-24-2004, 07:57 PM   #1
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KPersonilzer won't come up!


Ok. I'm trying to install Slackware, and everytime after I'm logged in under root, when I type startx to load KDE, it looks like it syays it's opening the files, then the screen goes blank for a second or 2, then it's just a screen with thing green and red bars. I know I installed kde, because I choose the full pack in the instilation. I've reinstalled 3 times, and downloaded the isos 2 diferent times. Does anyone know the problem here?

And if it helps, my specs.

Intel celeron 700mhz
128mb pc133
20gb hard drive
 
Old 01-24-2004, 08:17 PM   #2
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It sounds like your XFree86 installation isn't properly set up. Check your XFree86 configuration file (usually /etc/X11/XF86Config-4) and verify that it corresponds to your hardware and preferences.

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Old 01-24-2004, 08:27 PM   #3
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So access it through the console? What should I see if something is wrong?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:09 PM   #4
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It sounds like your XFree86 installation isn't properly set up. Check your XFree86 configuration file (usually /etc/X11/XF86Config-4) and verify that it corresponds to your hardware and preferences.
Also, what does that mean? Is that like hardware compability?
 
Old 01-25-2004, 05:41 AM   #5
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The XFree86 configuration file is read by XFree86 at startup for configuration and other settings. Xfree86 is the core of graphical user interface, no matter if you run KDE, Gnome or anything else (unless you have splashed out the cash on a commercial X server like Metrowerks). You will need to have the correct monitor settings, the correct driver for your video card, and sane mode settings (1024x768@16bit should work on all recent computers). Check your monitor and video card manual for starters to see if there are any useful hints - both usually provide a list of supported modes, for instance.

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