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Posted on 1997-05-01
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have just taken the plunge to try Linux. I downloaded the entire slakware version but only installed the base system at first. This went fine on my Toshiba 2100CT notebook. My next step was to install the x component which went fine but when I logon and type xterm I receive the error message that the adapter failled to initialize. I tried re-setting the dispaly to a standard vga but still continue to have errors. Thank you in adavance. If I have left anything out that may help further please let me know.
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n3mtr earned 200 total points
ID: 1584506
try startx after you login; make sure you have x-windows configured first.
Please comment back if you have any more questions

Author Comment

ID: 1584507
I tried startx but now it give me an error mesage as follows:

Fatal server error:
Could not create lock file in /tmp/.tXO-lock
_X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 2

(Same line six times)

Does this help? Again it is probably something fairly simple but I have very little knowledge so far using linux.


Expert Comment

ID: 1584508
Are you sure you have x configured?  Do remember selecting your video card and monitor frequencies?
Are you trying this as root or another user?
do you have a tmp dir? and does this file already exist in the temp dir?(it shouldn't)
go here and see if this can help you:

Author Comment

ID: 1584509
Thank you for your help, I went to the site and the info looks very straight foward. If I have any further issues I will drop a line.


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