X only starts successfully 1/2 of the time??
I have slackware 9.0 and I run gnome. Anyway, slackware boots up, and then I run "startx". Usually on the first time (cold boot) it doesn't work. It loads up to a blank screen, and totally hangs the system. The other half of the time it works like a champ.
anyway, I set up XF86Config for the "radeon" type of device using the "ati" driver and "65535" kilobytes of video ram. Those are the only changes I made (in addition to adding a 1600x1200 24bit mode.
Pentium 4-m 1.7ghz
10GB partition on 40GB drive
Radeon 7500 mobility
Some soundmax audio