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    Slackware 9.1 fresh install and X oddities

    For some reason X refuses to operate --- period. I tried reinstalling, but still a no go.

    If I use the XF86Config file that is installed by default, X just freezes, and I need to reset thte PC. If I reconfigure, it just hangs. I can generally CTL-ALT-DEL or CTL-X to quit out, but still not always.

    Any ideas?

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 fresh install and X oddities

    did you do xf86config? also what video card do you got

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 fresh install and X oddities

    yes I did.

    Geforce FX 5700 Ultra.

    I have even tried the last RedHat backup I have. Still not working. at least now it doesnt lock hard, but none of the fonts work. And I cant see anything. The log whines now about the fonts. But I still have some refresh issue.

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 fresh install and X oddities

    have you tried installing the latest nvidia driver?

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 fresh install and X oddities

    no, I havent even downloaded it yet. I see no reason why Slackware's "nv" shouldnt work as Red Hat, SuSE, Mandrake, and Libranet all have.

    My schedule when loading linux is :

    1) Install it
    2) Get it up and running
    3) Tweak it with better drivers
    4) Hack it to shreds, if I have time.

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 fresh install and X oddities

    hm thats quite odd, im using a geforce 2, it worked with default too and when i later tweaked it. maybe try the new nvidia driver or use "nvidia" instead of "nv" ?

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 fresh install and X oddities

    Are you using the latest NVidia drivers? I seem to remember an issue with newer cards and older drivers.

    This is a link to my Slack XF86Config file. You might want to comparee it to yours, or try it and see if it works for you.

    http://yoruba.mine.nu/XF86Config

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 fresh install and X oddities

    Thanks guys. I don't have it working yet, but I will give it a shot. I decided to try out SuSE 9.1 because I was bored and now have broadband at home. I am going to image it to my other drive when done configuring it, and going and taking another whack at slack. I do say, 9.1 is already looking a lot better than 9 was. Christ, I actually have a stable system, as opposed to 9, right after the install all kinds of hell broke loose.

    Its nice having broadband and storage ;D

    Thanks again!

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 fresh install and X oddities

    Do you have a USB mouse?
    I just installed slack 9.1 and was having exactly the same issue. It didn't like the mouse. However when I was running the 2.6 kernel on my old slack 9.1 install it worked fine.

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 fresh install and X oddities

    Yes I did by chance. I can try not connecting via USB, rather using my PS/2 adapter.

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