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PF_The_Wall 11-21-2003 09:14 PM

Can't use startx or gnome-session in slack 9.1: Can't open display.
Whenever i use startx to load GNOME it says
gnome-smproxy: unable to open display :0.0

Then we i try to use gnome-session i get this:
Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Then when i'm in root and i try to run gdm it'll go to the loging screen and lets me login and choose my window manager, but when it starts to load it goes abck to the login screen.

Can you guys help me?

fancypiper 11-21-2003 09:31 PM

Apparently, you don't have X configured correctly yet.

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Configuring XFree86 for a Non-Specific Linux Distribution
You may have one or more of these configuring tools:
XFree86 -configure
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, you want the Linux IA32 driver unless you just bought the new AMD 64 bit CPU

PF_The_Wall 11-21-2003 10:35 PM

How can i find out my monitor/video card specs? i dont have windows and i have no idea what this computer started out with cause its 5 years old.

Brane Ded 11-21-2003 10:39 PM

You should be able to find out your hardware specs with a little internet searching. Other than that, I thought the software is usually able to probe your hardware...

fancypiper 11-21-2003 10:47 PM


Look through the returned list for your vid card

PF_The_Wall 11-22-2003 12:20 AM

OK i did all the configuring and such so now when i use startx it says:
gnome-smproxy: unable to connect to session manager.

When i use gnome-session it still says:
Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display.

LinFreak! 11-22-2003 06:53 AM

slack 9.1 doesnot have gnome installed (not on mine) so if you want gnome first type:

whereis gnome

and if all you have is "/usr/share/gnome" then you will have to install it, otherwise you can use WMaker or blackbox :)

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