You didn't mention the version of Slack that you are trying to bring up. I usually try the vesa mode driver first. The X config file is located in the /etc/X11 directory. There should be one called XF86Config-vesa. Copy it to the XF86Config file and then try the "startx" command. If the video works but the mouse doesn't then change the mouse protocol to "IMPS/2". If it refuses to start, then look in the /var/log/XFree86.0.log file for any messages toward the end that might be a hint as to what the problem is.
Also, you can try the "/usr/X11/bin/xf86cfg" command to see if it will auto config for your system. When prompted to save the file when you exit, remember to use the /etc/X11/XF86Config filename.
Last edited by Excalibur; 09-09-2002 at 07:06 PM.