Getting started with X (was Re: your mail)

Hollis R Blanchard hollis+ at
Tue Jun 29 03:02:10 EST 1999

On Mon, 28 Jun 1999, Velasquez, Carlos wrote:
> Finally got Linux running and after trying out some stuff I in text mode I
> am ready to move up into the world of X windows. How exactly do I get
> started?? What commands do I issue to start the X server, etc etc? Anyone
> know any good books or links where I can get documentation??

First, as root run 'Xautoconfig' (install the rpm if you don't have it
already).  This will create an X config file for you (/etc/X11/XF86Config).

Then, as a user, type 'startx'.

> Also, when booting with BootX, should I enable the "Video Drivers" option? I
> have a Umax S900 running @ 225Mhz with 162 Meg ram and an ixMicro Twin Turbo
> 8 Meg graphics card. YDL is booting of my Jazz Drive (2.1gig)

I think I've heard of a Twin Turbo driver, but if it exists it's not in kernel
2.2.9. You might have to stick with what you're using now.


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