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Old 02-14-2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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X Window won't fully launch


The hardware:

AMD X2 4400+
ATI x800XL PCI-Ex
DFI Infinity DAGF
2x 512Mb DDR500
Adaptec DPT PM1564U3
36Gb Seagate 80-pin SCSI

The problem:

Installed Slackware 11. Took a few tries, but I got it working. After loading into the command prompt, where I'd type "X" to get the desktop, (KDE, XCFE, FluxBox,none work at all), I get a blank screen with only a moveable 'x' for a cursur.

I get back to the text screen via 'ctrl+alt+bksp' and the only 'error' I can see is these lines:

Could not init font path element /use/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID Removing from list!
(then)
FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" refcount is 2, should be 1 ; fixing

I've tried every resolution and re-installed like five times....no luck.

Please, help me get her running full-bore! I want to get Slack up because, well, I like it.

One more bit of info, I have not tried any other Linux distros on this setup.

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Old 02-14-2007, 11:24 PM   #2
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did you try "startx" instead?

how did you try selecting each window manager/DE (flux, xfce, etc.)? for starters you can try using "xwmconfig"

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Old 02-14-2007, 11:40 PM   #3
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startx returns a bad file/command.

Yes, that's how I'm switching between window managers, xwmconfig.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 12:13 AM   #4
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try 'xorgsetup' as root ... you might get lucky.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 12:41 AM   #5
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Alright! Got KDE to load all the way! I must have mistyped when I tried startx before 'cause it's working now...

However, my ethernet is apparently installed and I've configured it in the OS, but I cannot connect to the internet. I found eth0 in the network configuration part of the desktop, it's got a green checkmark, but cannot connect to the internet....

Now, I'm truely lost in this area. I've always given up when hardware doesn't work in Linux.

BTW, I've got hot swap bays in the computer with another drive running XP Pro, what I'm on now. All other specs are the same.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 03:26 PM   #6
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What kernel are you using ... did you install the kernel modules ?
 
Old 02-16-2007, 06:35 PM   #7
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Well, I have gotten FireFox to work, I'm typing this post on it now.

*sigh* yet another few issues now, though.

Gonna start a new thread accurately titled.
 
Old 02-16-2007, 06:41 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blitzkreig75
Well, I have gotten FireFox to work, I'm typing this post on it now.

*sigh* yet another few issues now, though.

Gonna start a new thread accurately titled.
Why don't you search for old threads with already-posted answers instead? Should be faster
 
  


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