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lkraemer
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 4:20 am    Post subject: Access KDE from SMS Console Reply with quote

I have installed SMS 1.6.0 with the default system install. It appears that
KDE was installed during the setup process. How do I access the KDE
GUI from the bootup Command prompt. Or, is there something else that
needs to be done to get the KDE GUI operational?

I've tried startx and it never gets to the KDE Desktop. There are error
messages.


Thanks.

Larry
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gerasimos_h
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try running 'xconf' first to probe your VGA, and then 'startx'
What VGA adapter do you have, what errors do you get?

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lkraemer
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:22 pm    Post subject: Xorg error info Reply with quote

I tried xconf & then startx with the same results.......

I am using an older Foxconn 400M01 Motherboard with built in Video
support. Their manual states:
Onboard Graphics
Integrated VIA UniChromeTM Graphics

without any extra video card inserted.....

Attached is the Xorg.0.log

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

Larry



Xorg.zip
 Description:
Screen Photo & Xorg file

Download
 Filename:  Xorg.zip
 Filesize:  710.24 KB
 Downloaded:  629 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try installing
http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/slackware/x/xf86-video-openchrome-0.2.903-i486-2.txz

and run 'xconf' and 'startx' again.

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I've downloaded the file and will try it with my AGP Video removed so the onboard graphics are working.

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lkraemer
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I removed my AGP video card and rebooted, setting the AGP as not priority in the BIOS. Then I installed xf86-video-openchrome-0.2.903-i486-2.txz
with installpkg xf86-video-openchrome-0.2.903-i486-2.txz

Then, I ran xconf and my system totally locked up. Nothing worked.
I powered off, and tried the second time. Same thing. So, that doesn't work.

I guess the solution is to keep my AGP Video card installed, so I can at
least get to the Desktop GUI, as needed.

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Larry
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can always use VNC, even if you X isn't working you will have KDE remotely.

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're way too kind, and assume too much..........I can't even set up a
simple CUPS printer to work with my Linux Laptop, can't figure out what to
do with the SSH keys generated when SMS configured them on initial
bootup, and you're suggesting I can do it via VNC since X isn't working
on my older Motherboard with out using the AGP Craphics card.

For now I've removed the Video pagkage I tried, and re-inserted my AGP
Graphics card.

One thing at a time.....and after it's working move on....

Thanks.

Larry.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just do
Code:
sed -i "s,# VNCSERVERS=\"1:myusername\",VNCSERVERS=\"1:root\",g" /etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers.conf
/etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers start

type "vncpasswd" and enter a password.
And connect with a vnc viewer to "yourserver:5901"

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