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ronss 04-09-2002 01:54 AM

slackware startx problem
 
hi. i had slackware installed , and dummy me, i removed it and tryed to install debian, and now am trying to install slackware again, and i cannot get into the desktop with startx.when i do the xf86 config, i set my gainward 64 mg card config at the other option, and 68000k. i set my monitor at super vga 1024x768 at 87 mhz. and when i enter startx., the connecction is killed. i don,t understand what my problem is?? the error is fatal sever error , no sreen found, x connection to 0.0 broken :smash: the download iso version is the slackware that i am trying to install . would i be able to get away from the prolbem i am having by bying the retail 4 cd version, would that auto config the xf86?

Syncrm 04-09-2002 07:46 AM

could you post the exact message your getting when X is killed? that way we can take a look at what's going on and get a better idea of how to troubleshoot the problem.

nice signature, btw. :-)

ronss 04-09-2002 10:15 AM

hi. well, i tryed installing slackware again with the kde desktop instead of the gnome, and quess what, i was able to get into the desktop kde without configuring xf86. i don,t really understand that. now , how do i get gnome installed? i quess everything is okay now. do you think i need to order the slackware book from slackware to learn how to operate the system? i have nothing at the moment.

trickykid 04-09-2002 10:50 AM

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Originally posted by ronss
hi. well, i tryed installing slackware again with the kde desktop instead of the gnome, and quess what, i was able to get into the desktop kde without configuring xf86. i don,t really understand that. now , how do i get gnome installed? i quess everything is okay now. do you think i need to order the slackware book from slackware to learn how to operate the system? i have nothing at the moment.
i wouldn't buy a book. check out online documentation cause its free and there is so much of it out there. also there are plenty of people here even that use slackware, got a question, just ask away.

jpweston 04-09-2002 10:54 AM

ronss,

Welcome back to Slack! :D

My first ever LINUX install was Slackware 8.0 and I ran into a similar issue with my Savage 2000 video card. The best thing I've found to do for configuration is to run XFree86 -configure

This will create a XF86Config.new file with more info. than xf86config.

As far as Gnome goes, there is a file in /etc/X11/xinit called .xinitrc. It is linked to a file in the same directory called xinitrc.name where name is the name of a window manager (i.e. xinitrc.fluxbox). You just need to repoint the link to the xinitrc file of your choice to execute that window manager.

Regarding a "book". I found the "Book" on Slackware's site to be really helpful. Also, check all of the HOWTO's at linuxdoc.org.

j.

trickykid 04-09-2002 11:00 AM

Nevermind, the link I did have doesn't seem to want to load very well.

ronss 04-09-2002 11:15 AM

super, some knowlegeable people here i can see. great forum. well, got to get some sleep . later

NSKL 04-09-2002 11:54 AM

The online book at slackware's site is the same one they sell. It is a great book and i bought it just because i like having a hardcopy with me all the time.
It is a good book but its a bit outdated (i.e some configuration programs from an older slack version the book was based on dont work, and things like that, but they are usually easy to figure out and use the correct new commands instead of the old ones from tthe book.)


Now for windowmanager problem either change the sym link as already stated, Create your own /home/yourlogin/.xinitrc or simply run xwmconfig and choose what window manager you want from the list, or run kdm or gdm instead of startx.



-Nskl

ronss 04-09-2002 04:17 PM

i saw the online book at the slackware site, i was thinking it was the same as the book they sell. will give your advice a try later today after work. thanks


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