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Old 12-13-2000, 07:04 AM   #1
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I have decided to dip my toe in the muddy waters of Linux
and I have for the first time installed Linux Mandrake 7.1 on my system.

I used the install for wimps which means running from windows (I have 98 release 2)
Everything seemed to go well.

I then tried to set up X windows as I would like to be able to run GNOME or KDE.

I have an NVIDIA RIVA TNT card (16 mb) and A compaq SVGA monitor.

I tried to set it up using XF86config. I picked a 640 480 resolution .
I used XF86_SVGA server. I think I have picked vertical and horizontal rates well within the capabilities of my monitor.

Now the but > I get the following error > Sometimes Something about xauth timeout (.Xauthority)>
Followed by (I always get this) >
_X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 111 giving up. xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

I have tried various other settings but all to no avail

Can anyone help resolve this it is driving me nuts! Thank you.

I have read reams of stuff from many sources - as far as I can tell the XF86Config file is OK
My paths are fine but still I get the error.

Any way thanks for any help etc..
Old 12-13-2000, 12:33 PM   #2
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try XF86Setup,its graphical and easy to use.When it asks if you want to use your current xf86config for defaults say no.
Old 12-14-2000, 02:18 AM   #3
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No XF86Setup on my Linux

Thanks for the first reply -
Unfortunately the Mandrake Set up CD does not appear to have included XF86Setup so I cannot use that - It may be possible to download just that but 1: I don't know where from and because I'm such a newcomer to Linux might have difficulty installing it even if I could download just this utility.

I have purchased (yes bought) Mandrake (7.1 or 7.2 not sure)
so hopefully all this will be on one of the several CD's that come with this pack - I shall be investigating this weekend.

Old 12-19-2000, 03:55 PM   #4
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Alternative tools

Have u tried using HardDrake & DrakConf? I find them much easier to use.
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Old 12-21-2000, 08:34 AM   #5
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I will be installing Mandrake 7.2 probably this weekend from another CD- I understand that this has the Harddrake and other utilities on which I hope will resolve the problems I had.

Cheers for the advice though.


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