I AM NEW. It is getting better. I see more than the "S" prompt once in a while!
Installed the Linux system (CD's) again tonight that I configured with dselect configure. I am using an Intel 740 2D/3D Graphics Accelerator chip (set).
Under dselect configue I tried to set the video adaptor to 480/620 but specified no driver (or card) because the Intel 740 was not listed). On the last X set up screen the text was cut off on the right side about half away across (I think) and was quite large. I had to choice but to click OK. After, executing either X -probeonly > /tmp/x.out 2>&1 (no error and returned no change) -OR- X -probeonly >& /tmp/x.out (could not find file error).
When I execute X the screen goes blank and disk activity implies it is loading, but when the screen re-appears, I see the "$" prompt and nothing more.
When I execute startx it likewise goes blank, but am returned to "$" with these error messages:
_X11 TranSocket UNIX Connect:can't connect: err no=111 giving up
XINIT:connection refused (err no. 111): unable to connect to X server
XINIT: no such process (err no 3): Server error.
1. What do I do?
2. Is there a configuration application I use to set up the XF86Config ?
3. Is there a driver for the Intel 740?
Microsoft is NOT the answer
Microsoft is the question
The answer is NO