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I'm still pretty new to linux, but so far I'm starting to see a weird trend. On windows systems, I dread running them for too long because I know they'll crash. On my linux box at home, I actually dread rebooting my system, because something inevitably goes wrong. If I leave it on, no worries, but if I have to reboot to re-initialize something, god have mercy . . .
this morning's reboot problem is a lovely x error:
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last reboot X worked fine. I changed my inittab to set the base init level to 4 so my box would boot straight into an x client instead of a terminal window (I'm running slackware 9.0, if that helps anyone). I didn't mess w/ any other settings that I'm aware of that would mess up X. I've even tried setting my init level back to 3 (boot to terminal) and starting x from there, but I get the same error.
Any ideas? In the meantime I guess I get to hone my terminal skills, which isn't all that bad a thing, but I miss my desktop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I am new to slack also, I had that same problem when I booting this morning. I used KDE to change a resolution, but it also changed mouse settings in m XF86 config file. Strange. I had to fix my config file.
I ran xfree86setup and X restarted, but now my resolution is like 1800 x 1400 or something crazy like that. I tried going into the config file from there to reset it down to something less tiny, but can't figure out which directive sets the resolution.
shanenin, thanx for letting me know the config stuff is available from within KDE-- I found it fine, and tried setting the resolution down a bit from there, but still nothing has changed. When I restart X, it goes back to the increadibly miniscule 1800 x 1400 resolution. Did this happen to you too, and how did you get your resolution set back to your liking?