Re: X Video problems solved!

Dan Burcaw (
Mon, 12 Jul 1999 12:50:49 -0600 (MDT)

On Mon, 12 Jul 1999, Velasquez, Carlos wrote:

> Y'all,
> Well, I finally figured out why I couldn't get X windows running. Turns out
> that xfs (the font server was never started--as per the instructions in
> YDL's manual; I wonder if that has been fixed yet?) Someone should put this
> in the FAQ somewhere:

Good point. This should be added to the X faq.

> Once YDL has been succesfully installed, start 'xfs' by hand, (cause the
> manual says NOT to have it autostarted, pehaps it should be added to the
> init script), then run Xautoconfig or Xconfigurator and voila! X windows is
> up and running.
> Carlos
> P.S. What is the function of 'xdm' ? The manual also states that it
> shouldn't get auto-started. I ran it manually and all it does is makes my
> screen blink non-stop and disables my keyboard. Should this command be
> issued within X?

Basically, we put that in the manual so you wouldn't start xdm or xfs if X
wasn't yet configured. Imagine xdm trying to start when X wasn't setup
yet. This is exactly the problem many R5 users are having...

> P.P.S. Also, X starts up with GNOME as a default, how do I switch it to
> KDE??

In an xterm window, type: "switchdesk"

> ______________________________________________________________________
> C.F. Velasquez
> Asst. Vice President
> Global Database and Technology Division
> Salomon Smith Barney, Inc.


Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.

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