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Old 02-19-2010, 07:28 AM   #1
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Question Unable to open X display:1


Hi. I've just installed Fedora Core 2 on my pc that currently has Window XP. On rebooting I get the following eror:
Window manager error: Unable to open X display :1.
Please help as I am new to Linux.
 
Old 02-19-2010, 07:43 AM   #2
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Why have you installed Fedora core 2 ?
It is nearly forgotten, it is not supported, there are no updates available.
Try installing a newer version.
We could spend hours getting it to work and then all you would have is an out of date system full of bugs.
 
Old 02-19-2010, 07:59 AM   #3
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Unfortunately this is the version that is being used in the study program that i am busy with, which is merely an intro to Linux. So the entire module covered is based on version 2. Could anybody help me?
 
Old 02-19-2010, 08:12 AM   #4
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This may sound harsh, but I would say simply: "Don't try to learn Linux using Fedora Core 2." There are many better alternatives.

If you want to pursue this, then the first thing to do is to look a the Xorg logs. As soon as the error message appears, enter ctrl-alt-F1 to get a command line. then enter:
more /var/log/Xorg.0.log

you can move thru the file using the spacebar (shift-pageup to go back). Look for entries marked (WW) (warning) or (EE) (error). You can also do this using:

egrep "(WW)|(EE)" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 
Old 02-19-2010, 09:08 AM   #5
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If your course is teaching basic linux, then using a later version will not matter. Basic things haven't changed.
Besides which, learning old things means you have to relearn after the course is finished.

Get a live cd of a later version, and try some of your course on it. If you want to learn, you will have to do it sooner or later, so if the course asks you to do something you can't find on FC2, you will have to find a way to do the same thing on your newer version. You will have to anyway later.

The main things that have changed are the appearance and a few filesystem and security systems. They will not be taught in a basic intro to linux course.

Choose any live cd with gnome on fedora and you'll be fine.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 01:46 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. You have persuaded me to try a later version. Can anyone suggest which version to use as a starter?
 
Old 02-20-2010, 06:59 AM   #7
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Go to the Fedora website and get the latest......

Also, take a look at http://distrowatch.com
 
  


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