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Old 06-26-2002, 12:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy 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

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Old 06-26-2002, 12:46 AM   #2
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Type xf86config and go through the questions it asks you about you monitor and video card. Then you should be all set up.
 
Old 06-26-2002, 04:14 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 06-26-2002, 07:27 AM   #4
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Lightbulb 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 )

Good luck!
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Old 06-26-2002, 12:40 PM   #5
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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 )
Hope that helps.
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Old 06-26-2002, 06:44 PM   #6
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xf86config missing

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

Sean
 
Old 06-26-2002, 06:48 PM   #7
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/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
 
Old 06-26-2002, 09:08 PM   #8
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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 )
Hope that helps.
-NSKL
Thanks! I didn't know that
 
  


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