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Old 12-19-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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xwindows wont start

hey all,
so i finally got slackware installed, im incredibly excited as i've wanted to use this distro for a long time, however i ran into a small problem.
so i can log in as root but when i type:
i encounter problems, first i see the text loading stuff, then i see a quick flash of the screen under xwindows and then my monitor goes blank and turns off.
I have an nvidia fx5200 installed but that doesn't seem to be the problem, im wondering if maybe when i chose the screen resolution and number of colors during installation maybe i chose a size that wouldn't work or something, other than that i have no clue. Any help would be appreciated, thanks,
- legit
btw, the computer still stays on its just the monitor that turns off.
Old 12-19-2005, 10:08 PM   #2
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Check your xorg.conf file. It could be resolution, frequencies, and/or video driver.

Without you posting specifics, that's as good as it gets.
Old 12-19-2005, 10:44 PM   #3
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also, make a user and don't log in as root
Old 12-20-2005, 04:09 AM   #4
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I have an nvidia fx5200 installed but that doesn't seem to be the problem
this is the problem, nvidia driver yu have to install it first and if needed edit the xorg.conf file.

go to nvidias site, it is a good script it will even edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (i have the thing but it is 11 mb, its name is )and get the file it is an installer (*.run file) they r also giving a help file.
before runing u need the kernel source to installed in ur machine
(it wil b there in ur /usr/src/)

when u run the installer (#sh i think)from the root
it wil edit the conf file, so need to worry after that u can c ur X
Old 12-20-2005, 04:21 AM   #5
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i managed to get the link now

what u want to do is
#wget -c paste above link hi :^))
$cd /to/the/directory/where it is downloaded
# sh

it will ask for editng the conf file press ok

this part is editing xorg.conf by hand if needed only from their site.(it will automatically edit xorg.conf file if not u do this.)
If you have a working X config file for a different driver (such as the “nv” or “vesa” driver), then simply edit the file as follows.

Remove the line:

Driver "nv"
(or Driver "vesa")
(or Driver "fbdev")

and replace it with the line:

Driver "nvidia"

Remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLCore"

In the Module section of the file, add the line (if it does not already exist):

Load "glx"

i think after this only u could even use alsaconf ok
best of luck and regards

Last edited by rkrishna; 12-20-2005 at 04:25 AM.


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