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Old 10-15-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
Mantorok
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kdesktop not running


I installed slackware completly and when linux starts it says undefined mode number, so i click space. The i ran "kdesktop". An error said "Cant determine display. So then i typed DISPLAY, and error said UNABLE TO OPEN X SERVER. Then i typed X. And now error says NO SCREENS FOUND. How do i get to work???
 
Old 10-15-2005, 04:20 PM   #2
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Try xorgsetup to set up your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file first. It is a "graphical" (actually ncurses) setup which pretty much does it "automagically". You must be logged in as root to run the command.

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Old 10-15-2005, 05:08 PM   #3
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You should have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. This contains the configuration for your X Server and there should have been one created at the time of your install. If not you can create your own with the command xorgconfig.

In this file is a section labeled "Screen section" where display modes are defined but I'd say you'd be better off running xorgconfig or one of the other Xorg configuration apps and creating a file rather than editing by hand.

If you are working from a box that you have just installed slackware on there should have been a workable but rather generic xorg.conf file created. Slack will default to run level 3 after install and you need to run "startx" to get an X session (and kde) If you edit the runlevel line in /etc/inittab you will get a but into the kde login display (kdm).
 
Old 10-15-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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well i got x to start. but kdesktop and display still fail. is it normal that x is just a mouse?
 
Old 10-15-2005, 07:12 PM   #5
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Any idea? This is sort of an emergency, i have no computer right now and i have to fix this as fast as i can. please

Never mind, i got it running

Last edited by Mantorok; 10-15-2005 at 08:39 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 09:01 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mantorok
Never mind, i got it running
What did you do to get "it" running? Always try to fill in the "details" so that if someone does a search for the same problem you had, your solution may solve it for them as well.

Later,
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Old 10-15-2005, 11:14 PM   #7
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maybe what i am doing is repeat the process but what i did is use xorgconfigure and try to do the questions by memory and from what i thought, then i used xorgsetup and thats easy. and to start kdesktop start it with startx or xstart, i dont remember well. Thnx to every one and MMyoung good luck
 
  


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