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Old 04-15-2002, 05:50 PM   #1
microkid88
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Problem, please help.


I just got Linux Mandrake 8.0 and I installed it. I started it up and it didn't have the desktop and icons and all that stuff. I was told to type startx and I did, then it came up with at least a page full of errors, one including fatal error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0".then I was told to try to run either Xterm Xfree86 or sax2 and they all said "command not found" What do I do to fix this problem? And I also need some tutorials or something cause I'm a raw Linux .

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Old 04-15-2002, 06:55 PM   #2
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use XFdrake. sax2 is for suse only.
 
Old 04-15-2002, 09:08 PM   #3
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at the command line type:
Code:
startx &>/tmp/Xerrors    <--this syntax assumes you're using bash. For csh, transpose the & and >
This will start X, but will also create a file in /tmp called Xerrors, and write the standard output and standard error of the startx command to that file. To view the messages and errors that get logged to the file, type:
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 less /tmp/Xerrors
You can use the up/down arrows and pg up/ pg down keys to navigate; see if there more definitive clues there.

In Mandrake, you can type one of the following commands to configure X (you'll need the specs for your video card and monitor):

XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator

If neither of those work, post the specific errors you get, as well as your system/hardware specs.
 
Old 04-16-2002, 10:36 PM   #4
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I did the Xerrors thing and got alot that I had NO idea about and then I did the Xconfigurator and did the configure stuff. I typed the XFree86 -configure and I got a ton of errors also, I did the Xerrors thing woth XFree86 -configure and I saw there was about 157 lines saying stuff was unresolved or something. I tried startx again and still no progress. My dad said my monitor does 1024 by 768 and 32. That is all the Xconfigurator asked for.

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Old 04-17-2002, 01:20 AM   #5
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O.K.,

First: As per your original post, the advice that someone gave in terms of Xterm (a terminal window in X), Xfree86 (the X windowing program itself), or sax2 (a configuration program used only by the SuSE Linux distribution) is wrong; none of it makes sense in terms of sorting out your problem.

At this point, you should probably post

A) The make/model of your video card and monitor.
B) The contents of your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file.
C) The contents of the Xerrors file(s) that you generated, especially if the "unresolved" errors you got referred to "unresolved symbols".

I'm running Mandrake 8.0 on one of my systems also, so I can check/test/verify the info that you post on the same distro that you're using.
 
  


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