[svlug] Major help on x
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Sat Jan 9 13:46:08 PST 1999
Judi Mouser wrote:
> I edited the X86Config. I deleted some of the moniter screen entries. I
> ran the Xconfigurator and everything seemed like it was going right.
> When I type startx it still doesn't boot up. I don't want to have to
> reinstall Redhat cause this machine is already configured to do routing
> for my network. I had somebody else do it for me. I am not sure I will
> be able to reconfigure everything for all the devices and the routing
> tables. Is there Anyway to reinstall everything that has to do with
> X???? Oh, one more thing. If I don't know my moniters refresh rate but
> it's Svga (cause someone gave it to me), Is there a standard or is there
> an autoprobe. Thanks.
Xconfigurator _should_ be doing this for you. It apparently isn't. Its
output is written to the default location (/etc/X11/XF86Config).
- Are you running as root? (This helps)
- Is a new config file being generated?
- What options are you selecting? It's usually easiest to chose a
basic default configuration and improve on it if what you *think*
should work isn't.
Dump your X server error messages to a log file and post this file to
# startx 1> startx.log 2>&1
...we can help you, but only if you help us help you.
You should be able to reinstall the X portion of your installation via
the appropriate RPMs. I haven't done this. I think it's probably
# rpm -qa
...will list all rpms on your system. You can search through these for
the appropriate X configuration ones. glint (graphical package manager)
can also do this for you, open it and select the X11 applications. I'd
start with the XFree86 RPM if I were to do this. I probably wouldn't do
it though, you should be able to get up and running with the proper
PS: don't copy me in your mailings -- I'm getting a copy anyhow.
Karsten M. Self (kmself at ix.netcom.com)
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