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Old 04-18-2007, 08:26 AM   #1
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Slackware startup with GUI


I have installed slackware 10.1 on my machine. Upon booting, I got into the prompt mode. Then to make it startup with GUI, I tried entering "startx" at the command prompt. But I can see only a blank screen & the machine halts, no errors, no mouse pointer. Then I followed the following method found in a forum

Edited the file /etc/inittab. Found the line that says id:3:initdefault: and changed it to id:4:initdefault: Rebooted the system to startup with GUI but this time after booting up the blank screen appears directly & I couldn't proceed. Pls help me on this & let me know what to do to make slackware bootup with GUI & not to see the blank screen.

Old 04-18-2007, 11:46 PM   #2
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Well, my first question then, and not to insult you, but did you actually install a "gui" to use?

If you've already installed X then your blank screen is probably the result of a bad xorg.conf configuration.
Old 04-18-2007, 11:57 PM   #3
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If you can get back to a command line, use the xorgconfig command to set up your X.

(as Root) # xorgconfig
Before you do that, you might just want to type at the command line:

# whereis X
You should get some output like this:

X: /usr/bin/X /usr/X11R6/bin/X /usr/bin/X11/X
If not, then you probably don't have the X Windows System part of Slack installed.


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