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Old 01-17-2001, 08:54 PM   #1
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I've got a problem w/ my machine that is running
Red Hat Linux 6.2 .. I'm basically unable to start
the X-Windows desktop from the command line environment.

The machine is set to default start in the command line.
Whenever I type 'startx' on the command line, it basically
shuts down and I have to do a Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to
restart it.

Is there a problem w/ the video card or the drivers ??

Here are some of my machine's specs:
-Rack Mounted case
-(1) Pentium III 500mhz
-Seagate Barracude ATA II 7200 rpm 20.4GB Drive
-Jaton Video-107 AGP Card 8MB SDRAM

Should I configure the XConfigurator under
/usr/X11R86/bin ?? .. If so, how should I tweak it ??

Old 01-17-2001, 11:03 PM   #2
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First you should try Xconfigurator from the terminal to try and reconfigure X. See if this helps in detecting your card and monitor.

Old 01-18-2001, 06:30 PM   #3
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what i did on my comp was i ran yast (using suse 7.0) and used sax and/or xf86config. but if uve got another distro, just use the XConfigurator. hope i helped
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What does the error mess say?


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