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Old 06-26-2004, 01:00 PM   #1
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GUI in new Slack 10.0 install not working

hey all. I recently worked up the guts to install Slackware 10.0 on my main machine, dual booting with Windoze XP. While I've installed Slack 9.1 tons of times on my tester machine and never had much of a problem, this case is a little different.
I've got all my linux stuff on hdb, and my windoze stuff seperate on hda. During install, everything seemed to work perfectly, I actually didnt have to use rawrite this time! But, when I ran startx, I receieved these error messages.....

XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/angelina: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 angelina 2.4.26 #6 Mon Jun 14 19:07:27 PDT 2004 i686
Build Date: 05 June 2004
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Jun 26 12:43:21 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) VESA(0): vm86() syscall generated signal 4.
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

Any suggestions? I am absolutely clueless. Im terrible at fixing X11 issues.
Ohhh one more thing, how come I dont have that nifty penguin on the top left when Slackware boots anymore? Does that have anything to do with me initially booting from a floppy (no LILO yet) ?
Thanks Guy...
Old 06-26-2004, 01:08 PM   #2
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Maybe the problem is the VESA (seems your is configured to use VESA). Try to configure the x server properly. And if you aren't using LILO you're probably starting with text mode console and in this mode the penguin can't appear. Install LILO or try to load the kernel with vga=xxx xxx can be for example 791 (1024x768x64k).
Old 06-26-2004, 02:25 PM   #3
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re gui in slackware

Try to configure the x server properly.
how does one do that? I dont seem to have the "XF86config" command, im hitting "x" or "X" and doing a TAB completion and i dont see it being listed. I fixed the penguin at boot up issue, yes I needed to install LILO and set the resolution. thanks !!!!
Old 06-26-2004, 02:40 PM   #4
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Slackware 10 uses xorg as opposed to xfree, so with that comes a new configuration command. Simply type xorgconfig instead of xf86config. Its located in /usr/X11R6/bin/xorgconfig (i think). Also note your config file is now called xorg.conf.

Last edited by sh1ft; 06-26-2004 at 02:44 PM.
Old 06-26-2004, 09:24 PM   #5
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re slack 10 gui

yep, i fiddled around, got it running. who knows if the stuff i entered was correct or the best thing to enter in, but its working, even got sound working! thanks guys !!

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