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Old 06-05-2002, 04:04 PM   #1
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xf86config - Failure to load X


I went throug xf86config and when I entered "startx" the screen goes black and just stays like that. Any help?
 
Old 06-05-2002, 05:12 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you mean that there is only blackness on the screen, no messages or anything?

If so, you can try hitting Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill off X and return you to the command line. At that point you should see any errors that may have come up.

Post what you find here.

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Old 06-05-2002, 05:44 PM   #3
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cause most likely you didn't configure properly unfortunately.....
try reconfiguring and make sure your putting in all your correct specs for your video and monitor.
 
Old 06-06-2002, 03:03 AM   #4
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I got it to work, but now I don't have internet access. How do I set up DHCP at boot?
 
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you'd normally just set the interface to DHCP. personally i'd just look at /etc/syscnofig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and check that there's a BOOTPROTO=dhcp line there. that should be all you need, assuming your network is loading on boot and you set that interface to load at that time (ONBOOT=yes)
 
Old 06-07-2002, 06:32 AM   #6
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Well, I got DHCP working (didn't install network software first go round so reinstalled). Everything is working fine except a few things. Slackware is awsome and I'm having a great time. One problem. I have a Logitech Optical Mouse with Web Wheel, but don't know how to get the wheel to work. Any ideas?
 
Old 06-07-2002, 10:03 AM   #7
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
you'd normally just set the interface to DHCP. personally i'd just look at /etc/syscnofig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and check that there's a BOOTPROTO=dhcp line there. that should be all you need, assuming your network is loading on boot and you set that interface to load at that time (ONBOOT=yes)
c'mon acid, that /etc/sysconfig directory doesn't exist in Slack...
 
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I was wonderin' what he was talkin' about when I couldn't find it
 
  


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