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Old 04-04-2001, 08:06 AM   #1
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Hi, earlier this night I downloaded the Slackware 7.1 ISO image, burned it to a CD, and installed it. It was a full install with all packages, I have a hewlett packard pavilion. I partitioned my hard drive to have both windows and linux on it. After I finished the install, I rebooted, logged in as root, and attempted to run startx to get X going. The screen went dark for a moment, spewed a bunch of technical stuff, and said:

Fatal server error:
Open_framebuffer: failed to open /dev/fb0 (No such devise)

The command line and everything else works fine. Also, do you have any idea how I can setup AT&T @Home service? I have an external cable modem connected through USB and AT&T isn't helping any. If you can help me overcome atleast one of these problems I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
Old 04-04-2001, 08:23 AM   #2
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You will need to run xf86config, and resetup your X windows. That has happened to me before on the initial install with Slackware. About the setting up @HOME with USB goto this site, I haven't heard of anyone getting this to work yet but this is your best bet here.....

I thought I once saw one type of driver that might work with ethernet type controllers called pegusus, but forgot the link. According to on the vendor list, ethernet communcation type usb devices are still in development.

Hope this helps.
Old 04-04-2001, 08:30 AM   #3
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Can't help you with the @home portion of the question, but on the startx problem, check out this thread

It may help, or you may have to do the same thing I did, which is reinstall.
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