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Old 03-28-2003, 09:52 PM   #1
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configuring x


I just got slackware 9.0 installed and am trying to configure X. Anytime I type in /etc/X11/XF86Config I get the following error:

Permission Denied.

I am logged in as root, why am I getting this message?
 
Old 03-28-2003, 10:09 PM   #2
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Well, thats just a text file.....are you trying to edit it directly using pico,vi, or something??

Log out of X, log in as root and run 'xf86config' Before you do make sure you know stuff like what kind of video card you have, your monitors horizontal and vertical sync, mouse, keyboard, etc. It will take through a step by step process.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 10:29 PM   #3
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already at root

I am not logged in to x, or I do not think I am logged into x. I booted the computer and it showed login. I entered root and the password and the prompt displays root@computer:/#

I did not know where the xf86config file was so I did a find / -name XF86Config and that was the only path it returned /etc/X11/XF86Config

so I ran that from root@computer:/#/etc/X11/XF86Config and get the following prompt

-bash: /etc/X11/XF86Config : Permision Denied

If I am logged in to X, how do I logout?
 
Old 03-28-2003, 11:09 PM   #4
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Something that helped me move around a little easier when I was starting to learn where all the directories and files are, is Midnight Commander

Just type "mc" at the command prompt. You will find that a little easier to navigate and view and edit files at first.

And no, you're not in X, yet

HTH
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Old 03-28-2003, 11:19 PM   #5
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If you want to just try standard VESA mode, then you can copy the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-vesa to XF86Config and then startx.

cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-vesa /etc/X11/XF86Config
startx

If you are using framebuffer mode there is also a framebuffer file provided. Use /etc/X11/XF86Config-fbdev instead.

These usually work on almost all systems. They may not be the best performer but for a first time setup, they are sure alot easier and quicker. If you have problems with your mouse being detected then make sure the sym link /dev/mouse points correctly to the proper mouse device.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 11:26 PM   #6
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Error when startx

I get the following error when I try to startx:

xauth: error while loading shared libraries: libXmuu.s0.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

Could there be something wrong with my x setup? If so, is it possible to reinstall x without going through the entire linux setup?
 
Old 03-28-2003, 11:52 PM   #7
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Well, it might be worth a try. Mount your install CD say under /mnt/cdrom and then

cd /mnt/cdrom/slackware/x
pkgtool

Select to install from the current directory. Then process each package as it is presented.

However, I think I would verify the CD first if you haven't.

cd /mnt/cdrom/slackware
md5sum --check CHECKSUMS.md5

It should only report the kernel source "slackware/k" set and the international kde (slackware/kdei) as failures. It would be really nice if they would fix the checksum files for the install iso when parts are deleted from the tree. If it reports any failures in the slackware/x tree then it is a bad CD burn. The image requires a 700 MByte CDR.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 06:52 AM   #8
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Not sure if you got this taken care of yet, but one more time.
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so I ran that from root@computer:/#/etc/X11/XF86Config and get the following prompt

-bash: /etc/X11/XF86Config : Permision Denied

If I am logged in to X, how do I logout?

That is just a text file, you have to first say what you want to do with it. You want to edit it?? then you would go

# pico /etc/X11/XF86Config

pico is kinda like say notepad

Do you want to read it??

# less /etc/X11/XF86Config

If you havent got this yet and you checked the CD and reinstalled everything and you are looking back at this post for help, go back to where you were and run

xf86config

Just like that. But first try to run

startx

like he said because the vesa driver may work with your card, you shouldn't have to copy anything first, X works right out the box with my ATI card, if it looks like you are going into X then it flashes and goes back to the bash screen with a error run 'xf86config'

good luck

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