LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-07-2010, 04:04 AM   #1
apemax
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: lincoln,UK
Distribution: ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
fluxbox not starting "Error: couldn't connect to XServer"


I've just recently install slackware 13.1 on IBM R40e
laptop but every time i try to start fluxbox with
startfluxbox it just comes up:

xmodmap: unable to open display ''
Error: couldn't connect to XServer

however xdm works.

the specs of the computer:
IBM R40e 2684 L9G
2.4GHz Intel celeron processor
128MB ram
ATI radeon 330M 16MB integrated
30GB hard drive
DVD rom drive

I'm not sure if it's of any use but here's my xorg.conf file:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/local"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     

"/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "dri2"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option       "XkbOptions"  

"grp:switch,grp:lswitch,grp:lwin_switch,grp:rwin_switch

,grp:win_switch,grp:caps_switch,grp:rctrl_switch,grp:to

ggle,grp:lalt_toggle"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: 

"True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> 

Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "Dac8Bit"            	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "BusType"            	# 

[<str>]
        #Option     "CPPIOMode"          	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "CPusecTimeout"      	# <i>
        #Option     "AGPMode"            	# <i>
        #Option     "AGPFastWrite"       	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "AGPSize"            	# <i>
        #Option     "GARTSize"           	# <i>
        #Option     "RingSize"           	# <i>
        #Option     "BufferSize"         	# <i>
        #Option     "EnableDepthMoves"   	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "EnablePageFlip"     	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "NoBackBuffer"       	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "DMAForXv"           	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "FBTexPercent"       	# <i>
        #Option     "DepthBits"          	# <i>
        #Option     "PCIAPERSize"        	# <i>
        #Option     "AccelDFS"           	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "IgnoreEDID"         	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "CustomEDID"         	# 

[<str>]
        #Option     "DisplayPriority"    	# 

[<str>]
        #Option     "PanelSize"          	# 

[<str>]
        #Option     "ForceMinDotClock"   	# 

<freq>
        #Option     "ColorTiling"        	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "RageTheatreCrystal" 	# <i>
        #Option     "RageTheatreTunerPort" 	# <i>
        #Option     "RageTheatreCompositePort" 	# <i>
        #Option     "RageTheatreSVideoPort" 	# <i>
        #Option     "TunerType"          	# <i>
        #Option     "RageTheatreMicrocPath" 	# <str>
        #Option     "RageTheatreMicrocType" 	# <str>
        #Option     "ScalerWidth"        	# <i>
        #Option     "RenderAccel"        	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "SubPixelOrder"      	# 

[<str>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"          	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "ClockGating"        	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "VGAAccess"          	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "ReverseDDC"         	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "LVDSProbePLL"       	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "AccelMethod"        	# <str>
        #Option     "DRI"                	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "ConnectorTable"     	# <str>
        #Option     "DefaultConnectorTable" 	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "DefaultTMDSPLL"     	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "TVDACLoadDetect"    	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "ForceTVOut"         	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "TVStandard"         	# <str>
        #Option     "IgnoreLidStatus"    	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "DefaultTVDACAdj"    	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "Int10"              	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "EXAVSync"           	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "ATOMTVOut"          	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "R4xxATOM"           	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "ForceLowPowerMode"  	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "DynamicPM"          	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "NewPLL"             	# 

[<bool>]
        #Option     "ZaphodHeads"        	# <str>
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "radeon"
	VendorName  "Unknown Vendor"
	BoardName   "Unknown Board"
	BusID       "PCI:1:5:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth 24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 09-07-2010, 07:11 AM   #2
dive
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,200

Rep: Reputation: 291Reputation: 291Reputation: 291
Run xwmconfig choose fluxbox from the list, then type startx
 
Old 09-07-2010, 07:20 AM   #3
mrclisdue
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Slackware -current, 14.1
Posts: 1,031

Rep: Reputation: 160Reputation: 160
Quote:
Originally Posted by dive View Post
Run xwmconfig choose fluxbox from the list, then type startx
...or, add this to the user's .xinitrc file:

Code:
# Start the window manager:
exec /usr/bin/startfluxbox
cheers,
 
Old 09-09-2010, 05:38 AM   #4
apemax
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: lincoln,UK
Distribution: ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
ok thanks that worked.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how can I "cat" or "grep" a file to ignore lines starting with "#" ??? callagga Linux - Newbie 7 08-16-2013 06:58 AM
Cannot connect using VNC , error "error opening security policy file /usr/X11R6/lib/" wmasry Linux - Newbie 5 01-18-2012 12:58 PM
Problem starting gui, "$DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the x server" GlennsPref Mandriva 14 02-28-2009 06:15 PM
fluxbox Error: couldn't connect to xserver Furlinastis Slackware 4 09-22-2005 07:20 AM
Error why "make" in Fluxbox 0.1.8, plz help Rampage2884 Linux - General 1 05-21-2002 05:57 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration