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Re: config X under woody -- trubble

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 04:36:01PM +1100, Russell wrote:
> will trillich wrote:
> > okay, i've gone thru
> > 
> > 	XFree86 -configure
> > 	xf86cfg
> > 	xf86config
> > 
> > and "startx" always borks out with errors. but after "xf86config" with a
> > slew of textual q&a, i try
> > 
> > 	XFree86 -xf86config /etc/X11/XF86Config
> > 
> > i actually DO get a boilerplate background with the centered X
> > (altho it's apparently oversized -- as if displaying 800x600 on
> > a 640x480 close-up).
> > 
> > i'm hoping someday soon i manage to get a window to display,
> > even if it's an empty box.
> Try: XFree86 -configure

isn't that the first thing i listed above? :)

the weird part is, startx bombs back to console, while manually
intervening with "/etc/X11/XF86Config" actually produces an X
desktop (albeit deserted, it has a working mouse pointer). why
would startx not do the same?

I use Debian/GNU Linux version 2.2;
Linux server 2.2.17 #1 Sun Jun 25 09:24:41 EST 2000 i586 unknown
DEBIAN NEWBIE TIP #19 from Dave Sherohman <esper@sherohman.org>
How do you determine WHICH NETWORK SERVICES ARE OPEN (active)?
Try "netstat -a | grep LISTEN". To see numeric values (instead
of the common names for services using a particular port) then
try "netstat -na" instead. For more info, look at "man netstat".
   Also try "lsof -i" as root. "man lsof" for details.
=Will Trillich <will@serensoft.com>

Also see http://newbieDoc.sourceForge.net/ ...

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