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I just set up Slackintosh on my Powerbook G3 and I when I log in as root and type startkde. I get an error message that says: xsetroot: unable to ...
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    Problems with x-org in Slackintosh


    I just set up Slackintosh on my Powerbook G3 and I when I log in as root and type startkde. I get an error message that says:

    xsetroot: unable to open display' '
    xset: unable to open display ''''
    xset: unable to open display ''''
    xset: unable to open display ''''
    xsetroot: unable to open display' '
    startkde: Starting up...
    startkde: Running kpersonalizer...
    kwin: cannot connect to X server
    keprsonalizer: cannot connect to X server
    keprsonalizer: cannot connect to X server
    keprsonalizer: cannot connect to X server
    keprsonalizer: cannot connect to X server
    keprsonalizer: cannot connect to X server
    keprsonalizer: cannot connect to X server..........

    and i t will keep going until I hit crtl c.
    Any suggestions?
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    Note:::
    When I run Xorg -configure, at the top of the screen I see an error message that says:
    XSERVTranSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
    XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/slackintosh:0
    XSERVTransMakeAllCOTServerListeners: failed to open listeners for inet6
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    Were you able to successfully configure X? Also, what happens if you do startx instead of startkde?

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    you don't have an Xserver running.
    use startx instead of startkde
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    I tried startx and I get this:

    xauth: creating new authority file /root/.Xauthority
    xauth: creating new authority file /root/.Xauthority

    _XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Uanble to open socket for inet6
    _XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/slackintosh:0
    _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTServerListeners: failed to open listeners for inet6

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    (EE) Failed to load module "vesa" (module does not exists, 0)
    (EE) No drivers available.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found

    XIO: Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
    after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
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    I had that same problem. I've installed slackintosh on a blue powermac. If you use "fbdev" instead of "vesa" as the driver in xorg.conf it'll work.

    The vda chipset in this mac is the ATI rage 128 RE/SE but infortunately none of the ati drivers (ati, atimisc & r12 work. They're unable to locate the video BIOS. I havn't figured out how to get them working yet. Any ideas anyone?

    Anyway using fbdev works but its not very fast.

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    Simple fix

    Hey guys,

    I was having the same problem, and there really isn't a lot on the web that really tells you how to fix this problem, so I hacked at it for a bit and found a solution.

    I am running slackintosh 11.0 with the kernel 2.6.20 on s g4 power mac. It has an ati radeon 7500 agp card.

    Basically to fix this, is really simple. I went through a lot to come to this. I used Xorg -configure and had no luck, but examining the xorg.conf file it created is what led me to the solution.

    If you have an ati card, the solution is as simple as opening the vesa xorg.conf and replacing where it is set to the vesa driver, with ati, telling it to use the ati driver. the vesa config file is already set up nicely, you just need to set it to the drive for the card you are using.

    In this section,
    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Graphics device section
    # ************************************************** ********************

    # Any number of graphics device sections may be present

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
    Driver "vesa"
    #VideoRam 4096
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    EndSection

    Change it too

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Graphics device section
    # ************************************************** ********************

    # Any number of graphics device sections may be present

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
    Driver "ati"
    #VideoRam 4096
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    EndSection

    there are specific drivers for nvidia too, I am not sure if it is simply nvidia, or if it is called something else.

    hope this works for you!!!

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