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Old 12-22-2001, 12:20 AM   #1
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Angry I am having a problem with configure x during setup

I am having a problem i just got linux 8.1 standard and everything sets up fine, but when it gets to configure x it has an error that comes up "an error occurred Pixmap is not type GTK GDK Pixmap" and it is really pissing me off my video card checks out fine it is a RAGE 128 16mb video card and i am stuck and now i cant get into kde could you halp me out i know nothing about linux prompts so someone please help me...............
Old 12-22-2001, 06:10 AM   #2
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By Linux 8.1 standard I'm guessing you mean Mandrake 8.1.

Here's a guess on how to fix X, but this may take some tweaking when its done:

as root:

cd /usr/X11R6/bin
sh XFree86 -configure

It should generate a coolio XFConfig file and then tell you another command to run, its big and I don't remember the whole line, but try that.

Your X-server should then start... but just that, not KDE or anything on-top of it, so to get out of that after you move around your mouse to make sure that's working and cool:


Then, if that worked:

cp /root/ /etc/X11/XF86Config

Hopefully nothing goes berserk.


Old 12-25-2001, 05:16 AM   #3
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Unhappy Problems with X after hardware upgrade

Hi, I have a similar problem, or at least the previous reply helped me somewhat, but I need some more help.

I was running X quite happily, until I upgraded my entire computer, except for the HDD, so basically I stuck the HDD into a new system.

I booted up, and all was happy, kudzu picked up all my new hardware, and all seemed well.

So I type startx, and obviously this doesn't work, so I run Xconfigurator (even tried some other command line utilities), to setup the new video card.

I had no trouble installing it, but the problem is, that whenever I type startx, it still does not start.

The error is that there is no screen found, but it also still refers to my old video card.

So it is somehow not accepting the new configuration.

Now, to get back to the previous post:

doing a cd /usr/X11R6/bin
and typing
XFree86 -configure
and then typing
XFree86 -xf86config /root/

starts X.

So the hardware is fine....
I also tried cp /root/ /etc/X11/XF86Config

but still startx gives the same error message.

What can I do?


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