newbie: configuring


Running "Xorg -configure" yields to a blank screen & unresponsive system. I have to reset the system. While the is generated, it doesn't have mode entries in the screen section of the config.

Another question is how do I start a window manager? I'm trying fvwm2, but no idea on how to start it.

You normally start your window manager by typing startx. Before you can do this, you will most likely have to add a line to ~/.xinitrc

.xinit is located in your home directory and should contain something like this:

exec fvwm
Which do you have installed since I know 7.4 and 7.3 actually does not need a /etc/X11/xorg.conf to run fully on people's hardware since it has a hotplug feature now.