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Old 11-16-2004, 05:55 PM   #1
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Xorg upgrade from xfree on slack.


Hi, i just installed xorg on my slackware desktop, but when i try to run X it comes up with this error "cannot load core modules" Or somthjing like tht, anyway i looked at the log adn it says "cannot load keyboard" and "cannot load monitor", it loads my video card and mouse fine, but tht doesnt matter it wont boot X without keyboard and monitor.

Thanks In advance.

Sam.

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Old 11-16-2004, 06:42 PM   #2
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*sigh*...

Post your xorg.conf file here so we can look at it.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 10:46 PM   #3
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how do i do tht in windoze, all i can do is write down the problem lines wich i wil for you.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 10:58 PM   #4
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These are teh problems in oder, "failed to intialize core device", no core keyboard, faild to load module keyboard (module does not exist), no input driver "keyboard".
 
Old 11-17-2004, 01:46 AM   #5
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ohh.. it's sending you into an Xwindows on boot?

When it tries to start X up, do a Cntrl+ALT+Backspace
press all 3 keys at the same time
it will eventually give up trying to boot into Xwindows. Then you can e-mail yourself the xorg.conf file or something.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 12:17 AM   #6
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Yes, its trying to boot x windows how do i email the Xorg.conf to myself in the console??
 
Old 11-19-2004, 06:42 AM   #7
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At the command prompt enter

sed -i "s@keyboard@kbd@g" /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 11-19-2004, 07:30 AM   #8
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the problem is that the driver for the keyboard has changed from "kbd" to "keyboard". Change this in your xorg.conf and issue the command startx.

This change happened with XOrg version 6.8.1.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 08:15 AM   #9
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Driver "kbd" instead "Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules "xorg" instead "xorg"

Add this section

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
Option "RENDER" "Enable"
EndSection

to have some nice eye-kandies

(source : from http://www.techteam.gr/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=16286 )
 
Old 11-20-2004, 07:20 AM   #10
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oops, just realised I got it backwards. "keyboard" changed to "kbd". Good job eirhnh spotted it. Sorry bout that.
 
  


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