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Old 04-11-2003, 03:23 AM   #1
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startx not working

I have edited the XF86Config in /etc/X11 and also in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 but still the problem persists that iam not able to start X window system.So can anyone help me to start my X windows.i have 845GLLY intel desktop board..................thankyou
Old 04-11-2003, 03:51 AM   #2
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Did you edit manually the config file ? then you aren't a newbie....

Well, you can try this:

> XFree86 -configure

this will do a hardware probe and write a config file on current directory

then try the generated file:

> XFree86 -xf86config <the_generated_file>

surely you will need to retouch it manually. I did this on Slackware having to edit the mouse protocol (was bad) and the video modes (keeping the useful ones). The rest was ok.

also you could try xf86config (if available) or redhat-config-xfree86 (Red Hat)


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