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Old 09-29-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
whansard
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unable to start X on display :0, but :1 and :2 work


a few days ago my gentoo desktop froze. i had to hit reset. now if i run "startx", i just get a black screen,and if i "ctl-alt-F1", i can see x is not accepting connections.
if i go to a different terminal, i can kill xinit with killall -9 xinit, and then I can startx with startx -- :1

I looked for an X lockfile, but i don't know where it should be.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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Have you tried using locate to find it???
 
Old 09-30-2012, 12:34 AM   #3
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nevermind, i got it. I was just mistaken about what the lock file name would be. it was .X0-lock. I don't think i looked in tmp either, which is where it was.
 
  


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