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Knoppix startx

I have Knoppix 3.7 installed on HD. If I boot the OS from the Knoppix CD all is well with Xwindows. However, when I boot from
HD and run "startx" from the command prompt (logged in as root) the screen blanks and then displays a "Fatal server error" - no screens found." Any suggestions?
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rindiCommented:
Check your /var/log/XFree86.0.log or similar file. There should be some more inf in there as to why startx didn't load correctly. If you don't see any remedy directly from that log, post it here (not the whole file, just the part where you can see the error.
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ks157Author Commented:
Thanks for your response. I have since opted to wipe the drive and loaded Red Hat instead (Xwindows is working fine from
the get-go with it).
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rindiCommented:
May I ask what version of redhat you have opted to use? I just want to mention that normal redhat versions aren't getting active redhat support anymore. Redhat has started the new fedora project, of which fedora core 3 is the current version. Fedora Core is free. Those redhat versions which are supported, are the corporate versions and not free (The new version 4 is based on fedora core 3). So I strongly suggest for you to change to fedora core 3 if you are using something like redhat 9 at the moment. Fedora core 3 is based on a current kernel, you can allways get new updates etc.

I'm running fedora core 3 on my main notebook and very pleased with it.
This is just a tip.

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ks157Author Commented:
Version 9. Thanks for the tip. Can I simply "upgrade" my current version to Fedora core 3?
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rindiCommented:
I don't think a simple upgrade will work, although if you just install the fedora core 3 CD over it you might get an upgrade option, you'd have to try...

I think redhat 9 can also use "yum", which is an installation and update manager, similar to apt-get on debian (knoppix), and it does have an upgrade option, but I don't know exactly if that will work for changing versions.

You might want to check the HP of fedora-core, it might have some more inf on that.

http://fedora.redhat.com/

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