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I have installed slackware 10.0 I used the walkthrough on the top of the forum. However, when I go to startx it turns my moniter off and the system hangs. I tried to get xf86config to run as root but it won't I also tried it as a regular user no effect. I found another spot where I could edit the file and tried changing my horizontal and vertical sync. This caused the moniter to turn off and on rapidly but still not bring up xwindows. I installed kde as the graphic program.
I changed the horizontal and vertical syncs in xorg.conf this created a new problem, the moniter half turns on/off It is hard to explain but the screen that shows when the power is off (NO Device connected) starts to show up then it dissapears, then shows up and disapears. It does this really, really fast, you have to be watching for it to come up. On other sites it said try running xf86config and XF86config I looked all over to find where these programs were contained and I can't find them anywhere. It would be easier to run the program they are talking about rather then for me as a newbie to did through config files to find where to set the settings. thanks
okay, I have seen the file xorgconfig.... what is the full path to it /etc/X11R6 once I am in that directory do I just type xorgconfig to get it to run and should I be logged in as root or just a normal user? thanks
okay, I got the xorgconfig to run.... I had to do it as a regular user save it, switch to root and then put it in the /etc/X11 folder. However a new problem arrises, Xserver now errors out and says that no screens are found.... any suggestions on this one, otherwise more searching for me....