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Old 09-13-2003, 08:41 PM   #1
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ok now this is real funny...:-)

well i got all my webserver in and all the other servers but in redhat 9 when i do the up2date in text mode i get errors because it wants to go to x windows and gives me errors, the only problem with that is i installed in text and configured everything in text mode till now and so the only spare monitor i have i think is too old for red hat to fine it. i used the commands redhat-config-xfree86 it gives me bad command but when i start startx i get half a screen then black then back to the command promt and it says xwindows stoped because i am missing the fvwm2 file wich i guess is what makes this start? so any one have any ideas on how i might find this is old micro electronics.
thanks in advaced for your great advice
Old 09-13-2003, 11:03 PM   #2
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Question Question from a Mandrake user

You sure you have X installed? You may not have the GUI installed. I don't know much about a server, never run one or seen one, but that was my first thought.

Another reason for this post that may help,

BUMP Hey, at least I'm honest!

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Old 09-13-2003, 11:15 PM   #3
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Smile Yes it shows xfree86 installed

but the only problem is i think it don't know what monitor i am useing. when i try to probe it shows unknown monitor
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find your .xinitrc file or equivilent and edit it at the bottom line where it says start window manager, try gnome, gnome-session or startkde and save (use a command line editor such as pico) afterwards attempt to startx agian. I'm prtty sure your problem is that you don't have fvwm2 window manager installed but your .xinitrc or defualt profile says to use it as the window manger.


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