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    Changed the name but I still can't log in even with the root password
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    Can log in but now it gives me a garbled screen when using startx
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    Have you already run xorgconfig as root?

    Code:
    xorgconfig
    Here's a link with instructions:

    http://www.slackbook.org/html/x-wind...TEM-XORGCONFIG

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    No and do you run that instead of startx on bootup and its an old computer by the way
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    You have to configure the x-window-system before you can run it with "startx":

    http://www.slackbook.org/html/x-window-system.html

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    What about this

    6.2 xorgsetup

    The second way to configure X is to use xorgsetup, an automagical configuration program that comes with Slackware.

    To run xorgsetup, log in as root and type:

    # xorgsetup

    If you've already got an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (because you've already configured X), you'll be asked if you want to backup the existing config file before continuing. The original file will be renamed to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup.
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    xorgconfig says this

    This is a text-based X configuration program that's designed for the advanced system administrator.
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    Try them both, then use whichever one works best for you.

    With xorgconfig, you need to know what hardware you have. You can see what it asks in the screenshots in the link I provided earlier.

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    oh i'll use xorgsetup since it dects things for you and is easier yeah I wassing earlier.
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    ... Which means you need to configure x correctly. Cheetahman, don't tell me you're trying slackware?
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