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Old 06-21-2002, 08:09 AM   #1
frocco
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startx fails after slackware 8.1 install


Hello,

I'm a newbie at linux, after I installed Slackware 8.1, it fails to startx.

I don't remember the error in detail, looks like some kind of authority with the display.

Can anyone help me?
I have been trying to learn linux by installing gentoo and slack as a duel boot system along with XP.

Regards,

Frank
 
Old 06-21-2002, 08:31 AM   #2
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You have to configure x at first.
Have a look at http://slackware.com/book/index.php?source=c1364.html

s.
 
Old 06-21-2002, 08:43 AM   #3
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No, was thought the install did that for me, like redhat or mandrake.

Thanks

Frank
 
Old 06-21-2002, 06:22 PM   #4
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You have to run xf86config.
 
Old 06-21-2002, 10:50 PM   #5
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is it possible to download these slackware books you mentioned sky ? sorry for the intrusion and thanks for any hints
 
Old 06-22-2002, 02:55 AM   #6
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Well, i did a search with google and found http://www.nmt.edu/ftp/linux/slackwa...book/slakbook/

You could download the book using 'wget -m -np url' i think.

s.
 
Old 06-22-2002, 03:49 PM   #7
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Running xfree86setup at the command line might help you to at least be able to start the X server and get to a viewable screen. its a little less painless than xf86config, but i still had to use that after to get my resolutions straightened out. hope that hels ya out at least a little bit
 
  


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