problems starting X
I've been lurking for a while, gotten a lot of great answers from just searching, but I'm having trouble with starting X on one of my systems.
It's a P120 w/64 MB of RAM and an ATI Mach64 (264VT) video card.
I installed slack8.1. I ran xf86config and set everything up correctly as far as I can tell.
When I type startx, the screen goes black like is initializing, but after about 4-5 seconds, the power light turns from green to amber like the monitor is going into power save mode or something. It never turns red for no signal, but the screen just stays black.
When I look at the X log, the last line is XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse1" (type: MOUSE)
I never see any errors though. The mouse works on the command line, I can cut and paste, etc. I've tried different mouse protocols and still no luck on X though. It's an IO Gear 4D Web Cruiser mouse that came free with my KVM.
This onboard video card only has 1 MB of video ram, but I've set the default to 800X600 and I know it can push that. At one point I did use Mandrake on this system with KDE and it had no problems, but that's been a couple of years.
Any suggestions ?