Malcolm - Make sure xfs is started first. Its the X Font Server, and you'll need it to run X. If you're running redhat, /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs start then try running X If that doesn't work, run through the X setup again using Xconfigurator of xf86config If you didn't get the right 'server'(think of an X server as your video card driver), insert your CD, find the correct package and install it. If you need help with any of that, just shout and include more detailed information :) <tip type="Linux HTML editors"> If you're new to Linux and looking for an editor that has syntax highlighting and support for most development languages out there, check out Bluefish from http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/ </tip> .djc. "McAtee, Malcolm" wrote: > > I aqpologize upfront for the newbie questions - > > I bit the bullet and went for the Linux install which went pretty well > actually---- > I seem unable to start up x-windows however. > I went back through the install to make sure that I have added this package. > > I receive error # 111 (connection refused) > And error #3 (no such service) > > It would seem from these errors that the package was not loaded -is this > correct??