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Old 09-05-2004, 10:12 AM   #1
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Question Black Screen after Slackware 10.0 installation

Hi there,

I'm quite a Linux-newbie and have some experience just with the 'easy-clicking-distros' (SuSE 8.2, Mandrake 10.0 official) but - IMHO - succesfully installed Slackware 10.0. The only little problem (:-)) I face after the installation is a black screen as a response to the startx-command.

I'm running a budget graphics card (nVidia GeForce N 440 MX) that works properly under the other above called distributions. All of them are installed on the primary slave (hdb; WinXP on primary master/hda).

Does anybody know what to do? I'd be glad for any hint! Tell me if additional information is required.

Besides: how do I get the 2.6-kernel installed?!?

Thanks in advance...


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Old 09-05-2004, 10:36 AM   #2
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You have to configure X by using the "xorgconfig" command. It's pretty easy, all you need to know is your video card and monitor settings. Then after that if you want X to start on boot up you need to edit the inittab file. # Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault: change the 3 to 4.

to get the 2.6 kernel go to then move it to /usr/src/ make a symbolic link to /usr/src/linux then cd /usr/src/linux make mrproper--> make gconfig (or what ever one you want to use) this part will take you a while if it's your first time. Then make bzImage--> make modules---> make modules_install--> then make your links to /boot, edit /etc/lilo.conf then /sbin/lilo then reboot. If this is your first time building a kernel i'd recommend making a boot disk if you haven't yet!

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