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Old 04-16-2004, 12:20 AM   #1
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Can't see GUI in either Knoppix nor Slackware


Back with another problem...

I did a successful install of Slackware 9.1 (thanks to eveyone who helped me!) and tried to start xfree86, then I got some bogus error that said "No screen found." So i though, how can i see the console text and not the GUI?

Well, I burnt a copy of the newest Knoppix live release and it booted fine..but now my monitor is black. I can't see ANYTHING. Again, i could see all the console stuff fine...

Am I not doing something rigth or is my monitor broke? For the record, its an old IBM monitor I got from my girlfriend.

Thanks!
 
Old 04-16-2004, 02:14 AM   #2
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Did you try running XF86Config?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:54 AM   #3
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xbenx,

The "Screen" is a virtual screen used by X, not your monitor screen. that means you have not configured X, Try sharpie advice.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 07:07 AM   #4
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In Slackware, if you're using XFrees86 (not Xorg) there is a nice curses based tool: /usr/X11/bin/xfree86setup. Try running that, answering the questions, and then startx again.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 08:19 AM   #5
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What about the same problem in Knoppix? I'm less than familiar with both distros, but what GUI does Knoppix use?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 08:52 AM   #6
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It doesn't have much to do with the GUI, but the Xserver which is the backend for all Linux GUIs. It looks like a similar problem is happening in Knoppix: your monitor specs is probably not being detected correctly and therefore not working. You'll need to either edit /etc/X11/XF86Config by hand or use a CLI tool to do it.
 
  


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