View Full Version : starting up icewm in Vector Linux

23-07-2003, 02:18 PM
Hi there..

I just installed vector linux 3.2 on an old amd box (around 100mhz) with 16 mb ram.

I can start X, but cant get it to load icewm.

I load up x, and [within x] type icewm but it thinks its not a command, and when I switch back to the console (by ctrl-alt-f1) and enter icewm it says it cant load because it 'can't open display <none>' and 'X must be running and $DISPLAY set'. Well X is running and I don't know how to load icewm.

I remember when I installed peanut linux on my (oldish) laptop I went to an x config file somewhere and set it to load whatever gui, but i've forgotten where that file would be.

Any ideas?


23-07-2003, 08:29 PM
Howdy forrest44,

You may well be thinking of xf86config. Try that at the command line although most new distros aren't running this X server anymore. Hopefully it will ask you if you want to run 4 instead if this is what you version has.

You might like to double check that you installed icewm as well.