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Old 02-12-2004, 03:50 PM   #1
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Post problem with Xwindows

i have this problem when i logged in to my system this morning and it was working properly yesterday.
the problem is : i couldn't login to graphical mode when i reboot the system but there was no problem in text mode so i thought i need to install xwindows again. I don't know how to install xwindows i tried mounting cdrom and from there copying the rpms all related to xwindows but of no use can any one help me how to fix this problem. i am running redhat linux 8.0 distro.
thanks for any help .
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try startx. This is the command to start xwindows.
Old 02-12-2004, 04:16 PM   #3
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i tried but it got freezed
Old 02-12-2004, 04:18 PM   #4
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Anything serious mentioned in /var/log/XFree86.log ?
Old 02-12-2004, 04:38 PM   #5
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What is your video hardware? freezing problems with XFree86 can be related to the wrong driver being used... As suggested, post the contents of your /var/log/XFree86.0.log file, pay special attention to the lines beginning with (EE) or (WW), the rest is informative.


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