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Old 02-19-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
zidane2010
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X and LILO DONT START


OK, I successfully installed Slackware 9.1 Now i have two words to say:

COMPLEATE DISASTER!!

first, i rebooted the machine. And then my BIOS checked for the boot loaded (LILO) and then on the nextline, it sais "L" and doesnt do anything. So I cant even get into windows right now. (I installed the LILO on the boot table or whatever its called, GRUB worked fine like that)

So then i put in my Rescue Disk, logged in as root, and went into /etc/X11/ and ran xf86config. Set it up MANY times to suite my hardware specs, and also the minimal REfresh rates and low resolutions and different drivers. And i cannot get X to open. It just sais a bunch of stuff then sais "Could not start X, make sure it is not already running." Please help, I really want this to work, If not i will go back to SuSE

Athlon XP 1700+
ATI Radeon 9800 pro 128MB
512MB RAM

Btw, is there Any X configureation program in Slackware similar to SuSE's SaX?

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Old 02-20-2004, 01:26 AM   #2
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Re: X and LILO DONT START

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Originally posted by zidane2010
OK, I successfully installed Slackware 9.1 Now i have two words to say:

COMPLEATE DISASTER!!

first, i rebooted the machine. And then my BIOS checked for the boot loaded (LILO) and then on the nextline, it sais "L" and doesnt do anything. So I cant even get into windows right now. (I installed the LILO on the boot table or whatever its called, GRUB worked fine like that)

So then i put in my Rescue Disk, logged in as root, and went into /etc/X11/ and ran xf86config. Set it up MANY times to suite my hardware specs, and also the minimal REfresh rates and low resolutions and different drivers. And i cannot get X to open. It just sais a bunch of stuff then sais "Could not start X, make sure it is not already running." Please help, I really want this to work, If not i will go back to SuSE

Athlon XP 1700+
ATI Radeon 9800 pro 128MB
512MB RAM

Btw, is there Any X configureation program in Slackware similar to SuSE's SaX?
what is your monitor's h sync and v sync? these seems to be one of the most important details we must provide during xf86config

Mine is 30-70 & 50-160
 
Old 02-20-2004, 01:40 AM   #3
harshavardhana
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for ur lilo problem is that put ur slackware 9.1 bootable cd then don't
boot from the cd boot to ur linux partition
boot: root=/dev/hda(no.) noinitrd ro
get into root type lilo
and for x problem is you have correctly specify ur horizontal and vertical synchronisation.
run xf86config again
do it let see what happens?
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#init vladibadirtaldo
#^Q^Q^Q
 
Old 02-20-2004, 10:42 AM   #4
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My h sync is 31-96, my v sync is 55-160. I entered these.
 
  


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