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Re: Cannot start X

On Sat, Aug 19, 2000 at 08:09:52PM -0500, Michael L Ried wrote:
> I cannot start up X windows after using the startx command.  It looks
> like X windows is going to start but then it stops soon after starting
> up.  I am not sure if there is some place to look for error messages.  I
> assume that I didn't entered something incorrectly when I ran XF86Config
> but I am not sure what it is.  What should I do now? 

Stop any X display managers you may be running (eg:  xdm, gdm, wdm)

	$ /etc/init.d/<x-display-manager> stop

Lauch X with the first of the following that works:

	$ startx -- 1>startx.log 2>&1
	$ xinit 1>xinit.log 2>&1
	$ X 1>X.log 2>&1

...and report any error messages or output to the list.

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