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Old 07-14-2003, 09:29 AM   #1
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Just finished installing Slackware 9. Can't seem to get X going.

Tried XF86Setup - no such command
" ConfigXF86 - "
" xinit - didn't work

Also tried different run levels, no luck

Does slack have its own "Xconfigurator" program?

At first I thought I screwed up the install, (I'm new to linux as of 2 weeks ago) because I chose the packages so I re-partitioned, re-formatted etc. and chose the default install (which installs everything on my cd) but still no luck.

BTW, I found the install to be simpler than I thought. I set it up with XP (dual boot) but I did do my research first.
Even though the setup is text-only, it is very clear and straightforward. (cfdisk is vastly superior to MS's fdisk, for example)

I hope I can get KDE going soon, I'm having GUI withdrawal symtoms. I'm trying to wean myself off of MS. (There's no patch available, you know)

Any help is greatly appreciated.

PS keep in mind my lack of experience when (if) you reply
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you can try xf86config
Old 07-14-2003, 10:47 AM   #3
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tried xf86config - command not found

Any other ideas???
Old 07-14-2003, 10:51 AM   #4
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couple of things...

try XF86Config (with the caps like I have it)

if that doesn't work try:

find / -name XF86Config -print

to look for it. It "may" not be in your path...
Old 07-14-2003, 11:03 AM   #5
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What happens when you run 'startx' ?

Have you read through the slack book ?
Old 07-14-2003, 11:06 AM   #6
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Moved: To the Slackware specific forum where its more suitable.

Check your /etc/X11/ or /usr/X11R6/bin directory for these commands. If they aren't located there, then most likely the X packages did not install properly.

Check /var/log/packages and see if it lists XFree86 or similiar there to check if it was even installed.

Also I'm presuming your root when trying to run xf86config ?
Old 07-14-2003, 12:02 PM   #7
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Hello Umm. Well like trickykid said you should check out /etc/X11/ or /usr/X11R6/bin for this commands and if they aren't present then the X packages were not installed properly. Ohh. And you should try:
I found it to be a lot easier and faster Good luck!
Old 07-14-2003, 02:11 PM   #8
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If you don't want to actually go through and configure things you could try:
XFree86 -configure
that should just set it up automatically.
sorry if this was obvious or stupid

Old 07-14-2003, 11:40 PM   #9
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It seems that KDE doesn't like my machine...I re-installed and set GNOME as the default desktop and it works. Although some things don't - Mozilla, can't open a terminal window and when I click other apps nothing happens. Looks like I'll be back soon.

Thanks to one and all who replied.

BTW, "XFree86 -configure" and "startx" worked with GNOME


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