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Old 11-28-2004, 11:36 AM   #1
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x wont start on slackware


i have searched on the forums and couldnt find it, any way my problem is i have installed slackware on my laptop (its plgged into a CRT as the LCD is smashed) it all loades up ok and i can login but when i typ startx to start the GUI it wont start and it tells me

_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransopen: transport open failed for inet6/bn-slackware_laptop:0
_XSERVTransMakeALLCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

Release Date: 18 December 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.7
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.26 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux bn-slackiware#_lptop 2.4.26 #6 mon jun 14 19:07:27 PDT 2004 i686
Build Date: 05 June 2004
Old 11-28-2004, 11:54 AM   #2
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This is probably a stupid question, but have you configured xorg.conf for your external monitor?

Old 11-28-2004, 12:02 PM   #3
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i have goot to say that you are great and i am as stupid as a well i dont know but somthing stupid, i will have a look in it but i am not sure how so i would appreciate any tips

thanks and that most certainly wasnt a stupid question!

any way i didnt expect to have to as red hat 9 worked on the laptop with an external moniter but still slackware is a diffrent and better distro to redhat/fedora

thanks again i willhave a look at my xorg.conf in a min


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