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Old 07-09-2003, 12:26 AM   #1
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Unhappy problems with xserver

Got a little problem with the xserver. When I type startx it initializes, but i only see a blank blue screen, and nothing else. Nothing indicates that kde is loading. What might be the problem ?? AA I`m really NEW to Linux.
in the /etc/x11/x86config file i`ve got the driver "vesa". Also could somebody tell how to run such things like x86configurator and linuxconf, and how to install a rpm package, and how do i know if ii installes correctly.
Sorry for these stupid questions- but well i`m a real newb.

Thanks for every answer
Old 07-09-2003, 01:01 AM   #2
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first I would recommend trying out your X config with something simpler.

Trying executing the command:

xinit twm -- :0

this will start X with a very basic window manager.

If that works then you know the problem is not with X but probably with KDE.

Also you can check out X's log file ... /var/log/XFree86.0.log

hope that helps,
Old 07-09-2003, 01:57 AM   #3
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Which version and distribution have you installed?
Besides, after typing the "startx" and see the blue screen, wait for 15 seconds. Then type Ctrl+Alt+backspace to see if it goes back to the shell.

I agree with jpbarto, probably your problem is in the KDE but I think the following would be some help.

Since once I tried to install RH7,1 first and then upgrade to RH9 I have the same problem. Blue screen with a mouse indicator and nothing else. Then I reinstalled X and KDE and they worked fine.

Hope it helps.

Qu Chen
Old 08-25-2003, 07:13 AM   #4
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I just added a 2nd partiton to my harddrive. I think it is hda2, how do I use it?
Old 08-25-2003, 07:18 AM   #5
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My bad, I clicked the "Next Thread" link wrong thread.


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