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Old 08-15-2003, 12:09 AM   #1
otac0n
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X Windows Hangs


When i boot up slackware, login, and run "X", nothing happens. when i move the mouse the pointer shoots to the top right corner and stays there. does anybody know what might cause this? i'm using the latest slackware available for download (9.0 i think) and it is running on a 133 intel pentium w/ a realtek NIC, and a MMWaverider Audiodrive Card. the mouse is a com mouse plugged in on tty0 or whatever.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 05:44 PM   #2
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Are you running 'X', or 'startx'? The usual way to start X Windows
is the startx script. As I understand it, the X windowing system
has network capabilities, and 'X' by itself just starts the server
portion; you also need a client portion to actually get the GUI.

Using 'startx' should work right out of the box; however, if you
haven't already, I would recommend running 'xf86config', which
will set up X Windows for your specific hardware, rather than
using generic options. 'xf86config' might also help fix potential
problems in the X Windows configuration.

Hope this helps,
Beolach

Last edited by beolach; 08-15-2003 at 05:50 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 06:41 PM   #3
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Which distro and version are you running?
 
Old 08-17-2003, 11:45 AM   #4
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I'm using slack 9.0 and rinning "X".
 
Old 08-17-2003, 01:59 PM   #5
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Try
XF86Setup
This program will allow you to choose your monitor, video card, etc.
 
  


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