On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Raymond Kelly wrote:
> Tom Mackey wrote:
> > On Tue, 09 Nov 1999, Tom O Connor wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I am new to linux. I installed the OS last night but have run into a
> > > problem with my graphics card.
> > > ..........etc.................
> > >
> > > Tom O' Connnor.
> > >
> > As another beginner, (who also had lots of problems getting X to work) could I
> > be bold enough to make a suggestion??
> > To save the output of your xserver to a file, say "xlog.txt" type
> > X > xlog.txt 2>&1 Then type less xlog.txt
> > You might see some messages that would help.
>> alternately just use SHIFT + PG UP to scroll back up the screen so you
> could just see the errors, fewer keystrokes for the lazy :)
Well - that wouldn't work on my machine anyway. When I change virtual
terminal and switch back, I can't page up any more. So when X fails, I
can't page up the X output. I generally use
startx 2> log.txt
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