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lsmith 02-29-2004 03:38 PM

X starts but won't start gnome....
I used

XFree84 -configure

to generate a config file. The X server starts up, but it stays on the black and white checker screen with the X cursor idefinitely, without starting gnome up.

What could be the problem? The resolution should be fine for the monitor.

I have read the XF86Config file and it successfully identifies the Vanta card and the monitor.

Slackware 9.1
16MB Nvidia Vanta video card
Philips 109S monitor

Thanks in advance


synaptical 02-29-2004 03:45 PM

if gnome is installed (? well, maybe you forgot :p it happens) add

exec gnome-session

to the bottom of your ~/.xinitrc file and try to launch it again.

lsmith 02-29-2004 04:08 PM

gnome is definitely installed (but fair call in checking). Haven't read the .xinitrc file (will do when I get nome), but using the default XF86Config (Vesa driver) gnome does start. Its just the file that XFree created with the correct drivers that won't start gnome.....

synaptical 02-29-2004 04:18 PM

if gnome starts otherwise, it's not the ~/.xinitrc but most likely your video drivers or XF86Config. can any other desktops/wm start? sorry, i don't have experience with that vanta card, so other than saying double check your config or your drivers this one is beyond me. gl :)

lsmith 02-29-2004 04:24 PM

I think I'm going to have to try one of the ncurses setup tools for X and see if I can get a working file with the nvidia driver....

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