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I have linux slackware kernel 2.0.0.  I tried to  configure
XF86Config to start XWINDOWS. Everything went fine, but whenn I typed startx it just givess me a grey screen with the mouse cursor. It is not asking for login, why is it so ?
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> It is not asking for login,
because you're still logged in, otherwise you could not have executed startx ;-)

If you just get a gray screen *and no xterm* you window manager didn't start. Check your $HOME/.xinitrc , if missing just create one having only the command   xterm   in it.
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