> I am new to Linux and I just installed it on my second computer. I can
> not get XWindows to run however. How do I configure it? I have
> Slackware 3.0. When I try to launch it and I get a message stating that
> it can not find XF86Config. How do I configure XWin? I would like to
> try it out but this is limitting me. Thanks for any help!
Getting X up can be easy, and it can be tough.
First get all the information you can on both your video card and your
monitor. Especially your SVGA chip set and monitor timeings, both
vertical and horizonal.
Then run Super Probe it will tell you the chip set and video memory
Then you can run "xf86config". This will take you through and ask
questions concerning both your monitor and viedo card.
he best thing to do if you are unsure is use the XF86_SVGA driver and
take the standard svga monitor setting. This gives you good place to
The file XF86Config goes in the /etc directory and /var/X11R6/bin/X is
a sft link to your driver. for SVGA it is usually
After you get it up you can then tweak it and install the actual driver
for the video card you have.
There is plenty of good documentation available on sunsite.unc.edu and
mit about configuring X. The trick is to start out with the basic
configuration, get that running and then tweak it in.
This comes from the voice of experience on how NOT TO DO IT!!!! It tried
to get it perfect the first time and went though a nightmare.