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Old 12-07-2003, 05:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy X Windows (eSurf's Up..........I'm Down)

Ok, here's the problem:

I recently downloaded topologilinux LITE. I got it up and running, logged on Root, password's not there??? but for now doesn't bother me too much. My problem is that when I type startx I get an error like this:
"startx kernal not found"

What am I doing wrong? and if by some amazing chance I'm not and it's missing, where can I get it?

I once used FreeBSD and lost hope because no matter what I did I couldn't get the X environment to work (Or anything else)- I'm used to DOS and BASIC

If anyone can help teach this dog a new trick, please do
Old 12-07-2003, 05:46 PM   #2
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You probably don't have X configured. Try Xconfigurator, it's a configuration program for X.
Old 12-07-2003, 05:57 PM   #3
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You didn't mention your video card

You may have one or more of these tools:
XFree86 -configure

Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Configuring XFree86 for a Non-Specific Linux Distribution
Old 12-07-2003, 06:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help!
I have not tried any of the commands you guys/gals listed yet, (my internet is on XP still) but I am currently going to the manufacturer's site for my monitor/card to find the specifics.
Old 12-15-2003, 10:57 PM   #5
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XP bit the dust, I'm now back to ME (Win 98 disc too scratched )
I found that the iso I downloaded was a bad burn...
I now have damn small on Live CD, it runs OK.
My prob is the hd-install
this is what I've got so far:

$: sudo -u root dsl-hdinstall
ansewred yes
$: /dev/hdb1
answered yes
$: 'hard disk install completed successfully'

$: sudo -u root mkliloboot
answered yes
$: /dev/hdb1
answered yes
$: operation completed successfully

Rebooted, and I get a bunch of things scrolling down the screen and finally:

No more to boot in runlevel
{Frozen at this point}

help! what did I do wrong?


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