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kingpin 06-26-2002 12:03 AM

configuring X
 
For the love of God. I can't configure X. The setup programs I used to use are not installed with slackware 8.1. I dont know if I am just missing them on the install or what? I cant even do startx. It is not around. I know I have X installed though. Please help. I have set up X several times before but I am lost right now. Thanks

Sean

Mike Blick 06-26-2002 12:46 AM

Type xf86config and go through the questions it asks you about you monitor and video card. Then you should be all set up.

trickykid 06-26-2002 04:14 AM

Yeah Slackware lacks the option of configuring X during the install, which is a good thing at times. Like Mike said, run xf86config to setup X.

RefriedBean 06-26-2002 07:27 AM

Just By the Way
 
Remember that if you login as a user, and the su to another user, all things X related will not be in your PATH.

In other words, say I boot up my slackware box, and then login as acme, and then su root, and then type in startx, it will say something like "command not found'. While, if I do a 'normal' login as root, and type startx, it will start X (if its configured correctly that is). (Oh, and try not to use X as root :p )

Good luck!
RefriedBean

NSKL 06-26-2002 12:40 PM

Or you can do a su - and you will be logged in as root with your complete PATH (notice the "-" in the su command, that little thing makes it all work right :D)
Hope that helps.
-NSKL

kingpin 06-26-2002 06:44 PM

xf86config missing
 
I dont have a xf86config. Idont know why it wasnt installed. Anybody know what package that is in?

Sean

finegan 06-26-2002 06:48 PM

/usr/X11R6/bin might not be in your path, xf86config is there. Also, since this is Xfree 4.2.0, you can try:

./usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 -configure

and that'll have X create a file from a probe.

Luck,

Finegan

RefriedBean 06-26-2002 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by NSKL
Or you can do a su - and you will be logged in as root with your complete PATH (notice the "-" in the su command, that little thing makes it all work right :D)
Hope that helps.
-NSKL

Thanks! I didn't know that :)


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