Grrr... I just spent all day downloading X, only to find that it
Here's my problem:
I'm running Linux 1.2.12 (Slackware) on a 486/33. XFree86 v3.11 I have a
VLB Diamond Stealth 24 card with 1 meg of VRAM. It's connected to a NEC
Whenever I start up X, (using startx or just plain X), some garbage flies
by (looks like random pixels) and the screen becomes black. The 'X'
cursor shows up. If I click the button to bring up the pop-up menu, it
will show up. However, if I click on any of the options, the menu
displays another copy of itself where I clicked. (the original menu is
still there). My .xintrc brings up one xterm and oclock. Typing and
clicking on different places of the screen do nothing. The cursor does
change as I move it from place to place (it goes from the X to the typing
cursor, to the arrow, etc).
It's like there is a black cover over everything, and no matter where I
click nothing happens.
I've tried putting no clock settings, using the Stealth clock chip. I
put in the different options, but I still get the same problem.
I have cycled using Ctrl-Alt-Minus/Plus, but that just resets the
resolution and makes the cursor larger or bigger (depending on the
I'm using the S3 server, but I haven't tried any of the others.
Any suggestions? All help is appreciated.