dumb dumb question

dumb dumb question

Post by James J. Har » Mon, 30 Jun 1997 04:00:00

I've got a stupid question.
I'm a VERY VERY new user of Linux, and I don't know a damn (thank you
Supreme Court) thing about doing anything.  My friend said I had to run
XF86Setup as root, but I have no idea how to do that.  I know how to
logon as root, and I've got the files installed from the Slackware
distribution (I think it's 3.0).  I'm just stuck at the getting started
point.   What do I type as root to run the XF86Setup program?
A somewhat bewildered newbie,


dumb dumb question

Post by Gary Lawrence Murph » Tue, 01 Jul 1997 04:00:00

As a very new user to Linux, you may want to go RedHat as it has an
install program (RPM) which will notify you of version conflicts and
the like.  The Xconfigurator program is also very friendly to new

That said, I do like slackware overall, and the program you want is
xf86config --- be prepared with your graphics hardware specs, the
scan frequencies of your monitor, your mouse type and where it is
connected and a basic thrill of "what happens if I press THIS button?"

Gary Lawrence Murphy  - TeleDynamics -  (519)422-1150 f(519):422-2723

http://www.sos.on.ca/~garym  - RR#1 7 Forest Pl Sauble Beach, Ont CAN
------------------------------------------------- Test the impossible


dumb dumb question

Post by Martin Walle » Tue, 01 Jul 1997 04:00:00

> point.   What do I type as root to run the XF86Setup program?
> A somewhat bewildered newbie,
> James

Well, how about trying XF86Setup? (<-note the case)?

Your fun has just begun.

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