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Old 12-13-2001, 11:55 AM   #1
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Gnome works but not with startx command

here is the history-- upgrade gnome it worked fine, changed video cards to Riva TnT and its a no go-- xconfigurator did not help, uninstalled/reinstalled XF86, xserver and drivers, now X works but not with a windows manger, I can start Gnome with /etc/X11/ ./prefdm and it works great, when i type startx it hangs and gives error " xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error. " can someone help me out-- its Redhat 7.0 with many lib updates -- i have thought about making startx an alias of ./prefdm but i want to fix the problem here

Last edited by lil_critter99; 12-13-2001 at 11:57 AM.
Old 12-14-2001, 05:05 AM   #2
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have you tried running switchdesk

also you probably need to run XF86Config

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 12-14-2001 at 05:07 AM.


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