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    Startx problem [edited]


    I'm slowly progressing with slackware, anyways I've been trying to figure out how to get out of the text based mode and into GUI. So I uess startx does that? When i enter in startx my screen starts showing up these queerish colors. If you stair at it for a few it hurts your eyes.

    So what happened here?

    Thank you

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    Don't know about the scan thing, maybe setting monitor rates or scanning a disk for errors? Try and report the message you get when this happens.

    The login is nothing to do with your isp. Each user in linux has to login with a username and password. It's the user you set up during the install and it sounds like you logged in just fine.
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    bump.

    Thanks, Chris H. I'll get that error message

    EDIT: This is the error I get when I boot slack: You passes an undefined mode number.

    Press return to see aviable modes Press space to continue with current mode.

    When I press enter to select modes I entered the first one [0] which is 80x35 I'm not 100% sure but if I press pace and continue with the one select it's the exate same as I select, the only one that fits my monitor, 1280x1024

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    Run xorgconfig as root and enter the correct information when the script asks about your monitor, video card, keyboard, and mouse:

    Code:
    xorgconfig
    HowTo here:

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

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    I did that already, any other solution?

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    If you entered the correct information when you ran xorgconfig, "startx" should get you going. If that's not bringing up an x window, I'm betting you have chosen either the wrong driver for your video card, or entered in some incorrect settings for it.

    You might take a look at this FAQ to see if one of these errors matches your problem: http://wiki.x.org/wiki/FAQ

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    Found an answer on the interwebby.

    Edit /etc/lilo.conf and amend vga=xxx to vga=1 and then run /sbin/lilo, all as root.

    Then reboot and startx
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    Thanks guys, I got everything I needed fix.

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    Re: Startx problem [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tecµ
    I'm slowly progressing with slackware, anyways I've been trying to figure out how to get out of the text based mode and into GUI. So I uess startx does that? When i enter in startx my screen starts showing up these queerish colors. If you stair at it for a few it hurts your eyes.

    So what happened here?

    Thank you
    did you run xorgconfig/xorgsetup prior to starting X? Sounds like something is not set up right. Mine works fine but still whenever I logout of X I get a ot errors I think are display related.

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    Re: Startx problem [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by dyn0myt3
    Quote Originally Posted by Tecµ
    I'm slowly progressing with slackware, anyways I've been trying to figure out how to get out of the text based mode and into GUI. So I uess startx does that? When i enter in startx my screen starts showing up these queerish colors. If you stair at it for a few it hurts your eyes.

    So what happened here?

    Thank you
    did you run xorgconfig/xorgsetup prior to starting X? Sounds like something is not set up right. Mine works fine but still whenever I logout of X I get a ot errors I think are display related.
    I ran xorgsetup it was the only way I could get into startx. Then i had to edit my xorg.conf and add the lines HorizSync and VertRefresh. when I logout I get errors also, aswell yellow lines when in startx

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