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I'm a newbie to linux, and i choosed Mandrake to try out. I type startx and it did'nt work, so I changed to root and typed xf86config But then the ...
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- 02-22-2005 #1
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- Feb 2005
I need help!
I type startx and it did'nt work, so I changed to root and typed xf86config
But then the prompt ask me if i want to write it to
I select yes and it keeps on ending up with a
Failed to open filename for writing.
Darn, linux is harder than i think
- 02-22-2005 #2
I know that what you're going through is really annoying but stick with it.
What I suggest that you try is
1. Logon as the root user
ls x* -alF
5. See is you have a file called xorg.conf? If yes, does it have any size (ie. is it zero bytes big or some acceptable size)? If it is, then enter
cat xorg.conf | more
Now, if that all hase worked, I suggest that you now retry your xf86config and this time make sure that it asks you save /etc/X11/xorg.conf and not /etc/x11/xorg.conf, as the later folder (/etc/x11) doesn't, in all likelyhood, exist (but /etc/X11 does).
ps.if you still have problems starting X, try having a look at the message log to see if that can help (tail --lines 45 /var/log/messages)
Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS