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Old 09-27-2004, 12:22 PM   #1
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Cannot start Gome or KDE .. HELP PLZ?


ok, ive tried everything ive read and nothing is working... here is my problem..
using startx and setting either gnome or kde to boot with the startx command... i get blank screens and errors.... now ive tried to run xf86config ... but it says its a bad command and wont allow me to run it. i tried running xorg.conf but i dont know what kind of video card im running... the computer was given to me.. i added a few things and installed slackware. The video card is built into the mobo, its an HP system.

im runnin out of ideas here and also running out of docs to read through for info on this topic... if anyone can post any helpful ideas it would be appreciated

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Old 09-27-2004, 12:40 PM   #2
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Try X -configure or xorgsetup they will both try to generate a working xorg.conf file for you
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:08 PM   #3
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ok, i ran the xorgsetup and tried doing startx and i still am getting errors...

parse error on line 50 of section monitor in file /etx/X11/xorg.conf
The horiz sync keyword must be followed by a list of numbers or ranges.
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error parsing the config file

Fatal server error:
no screens found

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) wioth 0 events remaining.


ive tried going into the xorg.conf file and setting the horizsync to what its supposed to be... i used a knoppix live cd to log into my system and check my monitor and video card settings.... but still no luck booting xwindows on slackware

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Old 09-27-2004, 01:17 PM   #4
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And what about X -configure ?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:20 PM   #5
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X - configure did nothing for me, didnt recognize the command
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:23 PM   #6
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It's X -configure NOT X - configure
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:29 PM   #7
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ok that ran... but im getting the same errors as above
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:32 PM   #8
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Ok, copying /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa or copying /etc/X11/xorg.conf-fbdev to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, those files use 'generic' drivers, try them.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:49 PM   #9
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make sure you have a xinitrc in /etc/X11/xinit..... also as stated above try using xorg.conf-vesa (i'd recommend this one) or xorg.conf-fbdev. you can also try running xorgconfig as root (not just su root tho, full root) and reading over your moniter manaul picking the proper Refresh Rates and using the vesa driver.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 02:25 PM   #10
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i got it working... thanks for the help everyone... had to change the driver info in xorg.conf to use a different driver than the one it kept tyrint to select
 
Old 09-27-2004, 02:40 PM   #11
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Talking SLAX

Try downloading the bootable "SLAX" cd (http://slax.linux-live.org/).

Run it and copy the /etc/x11/xorg.conf to your harddisk.

Its a 182mb iso download, but well worth the effort.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 07:34 AM   #12
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Thanks

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Ok, copying /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa or copying /etc/X11/xorg.conf-fbdev to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, those files use 'generic' drivers, try them.
worked for me.
 
  


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