Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2004, 04:45 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Somewhere
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Slackware desktop environment prob...

I have just recently installed slackware 9.1 on my computer. It all works fine. When i typed in xf86config and it asked me for my video crad driver, i made sure it was the right one "S3 trio64v+". I am certain that this video card can support 16 bit coulor but, slackware says i dont (when running the desktop thing). So i just set the settings to 8bit. Another thing is that when i have successfully have the desktop thing running... The mouse won't move and the screen shows only half of whats supposed to be displayed. Can anybody please help me?
Old 01-11-2004, 06:21 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Danville, VA
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Posts: 5,296

Rep: Reputation: 168Reputation: 168
i encountered a similar problem w/slack 91 and an s3 trio3d. the system would allow me to use 16 bit, but, when it loaded i had 4 or maybe more desktops that started at mid screen and continued to the right. in 8 bit it worked just fine. turned ot the video card was bad. i switched the card and all is well again. hope that helps.
good luck.
Old 01-11-2004, 06:45 PM   #3
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 49

Rep: Reputation: 15
> Another thing is that when i have successfully have the desktop thing running... The mouse
> won't move and the screen shows only half of whats supposed to be displayed.


Let's see if I can offer anything useful....

There are two things I'd look at. In /etc/X11/ you'll find the XF86Config file. The other thing to look at would be /var/log/XFree86 log (may have a .number after it).

The log should show you what is going on when you start X. Once you think you've located a problem in that log, you can look at the config file I mentioned above and see what the settings are. From there, you may need to do a search to fix the problem once you know what it is.

I hope that helps.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which desktop environment do you use? dinolinux General 13 10-01-2005 04:10 AM
which desktop environment bendeco13 Linux - General 3 04-12-2005 07:46 PM
I just instaled slackware 10 and am using the kde desktop environment but I can't fig astrodrew22 Linux - Newbie 2 02-23-2005 11:23 AM
which desktop environment? rgiggs Mandriva 2 04-09-2004 09:47 PM
What's your WM/Desktop environment? todesengel Slackware 1 11-25-2003 08:31 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration