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Old 03-01-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy screen frezzes when i hit X ..

I have installed slackware 9.1. when i type X and hit enter my sceen freezes and looks kind of grey with black vertical stripes. there is a x inthe middle of the screen, but when i move the mouse it dissapers.. what to do? first timer..

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Old 03-01-2004, 01:00 PM   #2
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Try running
as root and choose a window manager. Then startx again and see what happens. If that doesn't work, post your /etc/XF86Config here and we'll see what's going on.
Old 03-01-2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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How to show XF86Config?
Old 03-01-2004, 01:41 PM   #4
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just start x like this instead

Old 03-01-2004, 01:47 PM   #5
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"How to show XF86Config?"

Assuming you're still stuck at the command line:
less /etc/X11/XF86Config
Try dave bean's suggestion first though.

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Old 03-01-2004, 02:07 PM   #6
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Thank you! it works with startx but my mouse jumps to the upper right corner and stays there.. any clue?


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