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Old 05-20-04, 08:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: Now Tou See It, Now You Don't

if startx will only give you a black screen with a white X for a cursor, try using kdm. this is the K desktop manager, which allows you to start up kde, should you have kde installed. if you use gnome, use gdm. if you dont have a desktop manager, i suggest getting one. personally i prefer KDE, but gnome is also available; along with blackbox, fluxbox, and TWN (tab window manager, which is a piece of crap).

edit: also, don't forget that you have the option of doing X -configure should you want to try and make X configure itself.

before copying over the new driver, i suggest backing up your current config by doing
mv /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config-backup
hopefully this helps.
hardware murdered so far: geforce 5900u, deceised: sat on it. geforce 6600gt deceised: improperly mounted heatsink. 3 asus a7n8x-e deluxe motherboards, deceised: unsure. mobile amd xp2600 processor, deceised: chipped core due to compusa heatsink. dfi lanparty ultra b, deceised: unsure, third memory bank went out. samsung cd burner 48x40x48, deceised: unsure, will only read pressed cd's very slowly. samsung TH552C dvd burner (dual layer), deceised: same as other samsung . 10gb seagate 5200rpm drive, deceised: tried fixing a pin that was pushed into the drive by inserting an ide cable upside down. 40gb maxtor drive, deceised: maxtor manufacturer. 80gb western digital, deceised: unnatural causes. swan xt10, deceised: brutal pre-meditated murder, even video taped (it wasn't y2k compliant). logitech mx510, deceised: death by electricution. ati remote wonder, deceised: death by electricution.
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