Problems with Xfree86 installation

Problems with Xfree86 installation

Post by frederic prevos » Sun, 26 Apr 1998 04:00:00



I've got an aptiva IBM PC with an intel pentium 100 processor, a trident
TUI 9680 videocard and an IBM G50 monitor. I installed Slackware release
2.0.30 and I'm in trouble with Xfree86 release 3.3.1. I installed
SVGA_server and all the X diskset. I ran "xf86config", then "SuperProbe"
and finally "X -probeonly > /tmp/x.value 2>&1". It seems that's there's no
problem when I read the x.value file, but when I run startx, I find myself
in front of a black screen, my computer works for a few minutes and finally
nothing happends and my screen keeps staying black.

                Would you mind helping me in any way, hope to hear from you.

                                yours sincerely

                                                Fred from FRANCE

 
 
 

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