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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?
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.
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.
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.
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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.