i have slackware-current and was updating some stuff with slackpkg, most of it was gnome stuff, none of it was xfree86 stuff, it was all going good, then i logged out, i could have swarn i saw the xserver successufly restart for the login screen, but when i came back it said that it could not start the xserver because the config fine was gone (it just started looking for it in /etc instead of /etc/X11, strange, but i put link to the file to see if it would work, it didn't) it started giving an error on every part of the file, then i looked at the top, it said it was xfree86 3.3.39 compiled in 1999
and i'm using the very newest version from the slackware site (4.4.0), what happened?
then i found that this works just fine
startx -- /usr/X11/bin/XFree86
that starts the right version and gets me to a GUI, but i cant use that to start gdm and have a nice login
what do i have to do to get this to work right? please help