Well, i just got the laptop dual booted so I can actually start slack, now I can't start x. I type "xwmconfig" to set fluxbox as the default window manager, that works nicely. Then I type startx, and I get the following error (I can't copy and paste this, so please excuse any typos):
_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen transport open failed for inet6/TREMALLO:0
_XSERVTransMakeA1 1COTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6
*bunch of release stuff that isn't important*
(EE) VESA(0): No matching modes
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
*more stuff about logfiles i can post later if need be*
XI0: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset be peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
I take it that I need to edit my xorg.conf file which I know how to get to and open in vim, I just don't know what to add/delete from it. Thanks in advance!!! :D
try running xorgconfig, should run you through a configuration wizard
EDIT: also, since slax live cd is a slackware derivative, you could dl that and run it and copy over the xorg.conf file from it, that is what I had to do with the alsa settings, so it should work marvelously...
just one problem, how would I go about copying the xorg.conf file of Slax into my slackware install, the only floppy drive that I have is a usb, which may not even work (I haven't tried yet.) I can't just copy and paste, because I will have to restart the computer. So the only way to do this is to get my floppy drive working. Is this correct, or is there a more simple way that I am not aware of?? Thanks for any help!
Ok, not a problem, don't even need a floppy. Just in the slackware command line chmod a folder to give anyone write access, e.g. /home/yourname. Then boot up slax and mount your slackware drive, then copy the xorg.conf file of slax to your slackware mounted drive, probably somewhere like: /mnt/hda2/home/yourname. Pretty easy, but just a little tedious....works marvels though :D
Certainly not the prettiest way to go about it :D
It works! Thanks genesus!
Very nice way of handling things Genesus! This is a solution that we should all remember :P