Re: UDB and Xwindows

Leo Krachler (
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 10:05:43 +0000

> > GASP, My father's UDB was running great, but somehow the Xserver got
> > screwed up. I reinstalled, but forgot what I needed the answers where to
> > the Xconfigurator questions. Whenever I try to run X windows (startx, xdm)
> > it can't find the device, or path.
> I have found it useful to use strace to figure out exactly what has
> gone wrong. This works when there is a missing config file or things
> have moved unpredictably.
> If this doesn't work, you can always uninstall X and reinstall it,
> reconfigure with the configurator, and you should be back up. Note
> that this is often the only way to get MS Windoze to work when it gets
> screwed up, so if it works for them, it should certainly work for you.
> Probably, you can inspect the server and discover what has changed,
> but sometimes it is faster to reinstall.
> -- Marc Singer
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Did you check the link to the X-Server? It might be changed and point
to some other server than the TGA-server. X86config in RH Linux seems
to change things directly while you run it.

Leo Krachler

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