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TheOneAndOnlySM 08-01-2003 08:53 PM

starting X in slackware
 
alright, setting off on a new journey

installed slack 9, booting it through cd for now, i login as root, type startx, hear the kde login sound but see nothing but some stripes of color on my monitor... kde doesn't show anything

i did see a bunch of "failed" messages as slack boots, i don't know how to scroll back up to read them, how would i do that?

how can i get X to start?

Azmeen 08-01-2003 08:59 PM

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installed slack 9, booting it through cd for now, i login as root, type startx, hear the kde login sound but see nothing but some stripes of color on my monitor... kde doesn't show anything
Configured X before you started it?

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i did see a bunch of "failed" messages as slack boots, i don't know how to scroll back up to read them, how would i do that?
Shift PgUp

slakmagik 08-01-2003 09:01 PM

Shift+pgup to scroll up.

Sounds like you need to run xf86config or xf86cfg or something. (I never can remember what the damn things are called.) Your monitor and X aren't getting along.

If you've got a reasonably recent monitor (VESA 2+) try enabling framebuffer support. Need more details and I suck with monitors and X configuration, anyway.

Good luck, though. Slack's great when you get there. :D

-- Argh. This is like the 5th time today I've posted something right after it's already been said. Gonna change my LQ name to Redundancy Check.

hexbit 08-01-2003 09:11 PM

Also, use 'adduser' to create a new user for you. Running root for everything is generally a bad idea as you can mess up your system alot easier than if you are just a regular user. The command 'xf86config' at the console will walk you through step by step in creating a basic XF86Config file. The command 'xf86cfg' is the graphical equivalent.

TheOneAndOnlySM 08-01-2003 09:36 PM

thx for the input, i'll have to try in the morning

i'll be back then!

catchercradle 08-01-2003 10:50 PM

Just to confirm that is the problem - you can also mess it up after having it working so get your monitor handbook out to check what the settings should be - trying to get the refresh rate up to 85hz I messed something up and then had to go back through xfree86cfg to get x back up and running.:study:


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