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I'm installing Slackware 9.1 on my home computer (I've installed it and am currently using it on my office PC, and it's working great). Everything goes as usual, but when I type startx, I get a blank screen that beeps lightly. I then tried SuSE, and it installs fine and runs KDE or GNOME, but I want Slackware!
What is the problem?
My video card is nVidea Geforce MX-440. Does it not detect it? Or is it the monitor (an HP M70)?
Why does it work with SuSE and not Slackware?
P.S. Although I have used Slackware and Linux about 2 years, I still consider myself somewhat of a "newbie", so please give me answers I can understand.
fallow the instructions, have your monitor, vid card (i have the same card), and mouse info close at hand, and you should have xwindows up in no time. it might take a few tries but its not that hard. i had the same problem when i first installed slack. and when you come to the point where you select the vid card, select number 18, I think thats NVIDIA generic.
slack is a nice system, but it doesnt spoil you like redhat or mandrake with everything pre configured,
(x-windows, iptables, sound card (well actually it is but you gota run alsamixer & alsactl))
All good advice but only being able to work from the command line is difficult for me, I have no idea how to install drivers this way, Also Knoppix - good idea and i've tried it but cant save the file from knoppix to anywhere useful. Seems to only have read access to my partitions. I've copied down some stuff from knoppix and this may help...
I've moved on from that problem - I can't even complete the installation now! At the hardware detection stage, the installation hangs to the sound of an anoying Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!
When I re-boot, I get to the GUI Login screen (Horay!) but alas, it has not retained my root or user passwords (Booo!).
I wish I understood what was happening! I think it's because I've got a cheap PC setup with everything onboard. Other distro's work fine though? Knoppix, Morphix, RH... I've got the XF86Config file from Knoppix now too.