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Old 01-29-2005, 08:55 AM   #1
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I'm not sure what to do - Slack won't start up


Alright, I installed slack, and now I reboot and it starts up the command prompt, everything is configured, so I am not sure what to do now. I tried 'startkde' but that didn't work because I could not connect to the x server. I'm not sure what to do.
Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-29-2005, 09:16 AM   #2
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Try "startx"
If that doesnt work use pkgtool and install a default window manager (kde,gnome.wm, etc)

 
Old 01-29-2005, 09:25 AM   #3
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Hmmm, that didn't work. This is my first time with Slackware. Any other suggestions?
 
Old 01-29-2005, 09:44 AM   #4
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OK A couple of questions:
What version did you install ?
What type of install did you do? (full,newbie,?)
 
Old 01-29-2005, 11:38 AM   #5
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I am trying to reinstall Slack now. I'm using 10.0, and I am doing a full install.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 11:53 AM   #6
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Ok, if it still won't work, Im me (addy in my profile) and I'll try to talk you through it.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 12:05 PM   #7
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To instant message I need to contribute money Being my age I can't get much money And I reinstalled Slack, and it still doesn't work.


Using 'startx' in root, I recieve = Fatl IO error 104 on x server
Using 'startkde' in root, I receive = cannot connect to x server

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Old 01-29-2005, 12:23 PM   #8
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Hmm.....
Please provide some details regarding the system you installed to (hardware,etc.) I didn't know you had to pay to contact a member's im address but I could be wrong. Mods??? Whatever the case, pardoja2002@yahoo.com is my im handle.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 12:25 PM   #9
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Okay the problem is :

EE VGA: Driver can't support depth 24
EE Screen found, but none have a usable configurations.

Any suggestions on how to fix this?
 
Old 01-29-2005, 12:30 PM   #10
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What do you mean by IM? Yahoo Instant Messenger?
 
Old 01-29-2005, 12:34 PM   #11
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OK, get all the info you can find on your monitor, video card, etc.
have it handy and as root type:
xorgconfig
This will ask you questions regarding hardware etc, and create a file for X to initialize from.
Just follow the prompts and everything should work.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 12:40 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Lintux
What do you mean by IM? Yahoo Instant Messenger?
Yes. Or AOL which I can also use, but you'd have to notify me first as I rarely have it on.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 12:48 PM   #13
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ahh okay. I think I am close to figuring it out. I went through xorgconfig, saved it. Now when I try startx I get :

Fatal server error
could not open default cursor font 'cursor'
 
Old 01-29-2005, 01:08 PM   #14
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OK, try this:
type (as root) pkgtool, go to the "installation scripts to run again " part, select the fontconfig option and then reboot.
And try again.
 
  


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