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X Windows question...
I'm new to the mailing list, and still somewhat
of a newbie with linux, but I will help where I can... I'm trying to learn
c programming under linux now, I want to program some games as
I have a question that's not exactly related to
I have just now re-installed Red Hat Linux
5.1. I was using linux about 6 months ago, but had to ditch it because of
hard disk space... Now that I have an 11.5gb hard drive, I can put linux
The first time I was working with linux, it
didn't take too much time getting it up and running...
Since then I've upgraded my video card to a Diamond Stealth 3D
4000 (it's an AGP card). It uses the GX/2 chipset and it seem
Xconfigurator detects this particular chip.
When I run startx, the screen goes black and the hard drive
works for a while, but nothing happens... Pressing CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE
brings me back to the console screen...
I deleted the XF86Config file and replaced it with an existing
XF86Config.eg that has a generic video card configuration.
With the generic XF86Config file, running X gives me the
grey/pattern background and the X cursor, but nothing else of
Pressing CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE exits and returns to the
console. If I run startx again, it complains that there is no screen
definition for the Accel driver.
This is where I run into trouble, if I or Xconfigurator adds
an Accel section, both X and startx bring up a black screen...
Any suggestions? Is there any way to force startx to use
SVGA or VGA16?
Someone suggested the other day that maybe my window manager
was not comming up. Even so, I should still get a grey/pattern background
and an X cursor. I have switched to another window and did a ps, looks
like there are about two fvwm functions running, the xclock and the control
Thanks for any help you can