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Old 11-19-2004, 11:53 AM   #1
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Caught signal 11. Server aborting


Everytime I try to start X Window I get folowing massage: (I can see how it tries to start but after a few second it goes back to the black screen)

Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!

I read somewhere that you should change the number to 7110, 7000 or just remove it from the list. I did all that but it didn't realy help.

Because if I just delete that in the XF86Config-4 file the mistake is gone but another mistake wich was there before as well is still there. That mistake is:

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

I even tried to restart the Server with xfs restart (don`t know if that has anything to do with it) and I somewhere read that I should do that with service xfs restart. But my Linux seems not to know what I mean with that. (I don`t realy know what that is all about )

What do i have to do?

(I am totally Linux newbie. Since two days I try to get around with it. So please give me easy answers )

Thanks a lot

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Old 11-20-2004, 04:04 PM   #2
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Nobody has any Idea how to fix that???
Old 01-27-2007, 03:12 AM   #3
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I found the fix in post 197965 (linuxquestions)

Originally Posted by Gosa
Nobody has any Idea how to fix that???
It appears to be a problem when the incorrect video card is specified in xorg.conf. I used vesa and it works for me. I hope this helps.
Old 02-27-2007, 12:42 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by heyubob
It appears to be a problem when the incorrect video card is specified in xorg.conf. I used vesa and it works for me. I hope this helps.
I agree! I ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and manually specified my driverset as ATI (from Vesa) and rebooted, worked like a charm. Thanks!!
Old 02-27-2007, 02:03 AM   #5
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I had this problem a few weeks ago now. What I had done was I had installed both the nvidia-glx Debian packaged accelerated graphics drivers and also nvidia's official accelerated drivers.

What I ended up doing was removing nvidia-glx using dpkg I think it was or apt, I can't remember. But as soon as I did that the caught signal 11: server aborting stopped and I was then able to log into X fine.


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