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Old 02-27-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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XIO: fatal IO error 104


fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed with 0 events remaining.

this is the error i get when i type in startx

apt-get update
apt-get install x-window-system kde kdm
is all i have done since install
i am trying to run debian on my laptop it is kinda old compaq armada 7792DMT
No cd drive
pentium 1
128 ram (i think)
4gig HD(had from old laptop)

i installed it from debian floppy disks

this is my first time installing linux and i dont know what to do from here any ideas?

email me at phoenixjoe@gmail.com

Last edited by pho3nix; 02-27-2007 at 06:27 PM.
 
Old 02-27-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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Are you trying to startx as root? I don't know about Debian, but some distros have disabled root access to GUI for security reasons.
 
Old 02-27-2007, 10:19 PM   #3
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i have tryed it as both still no luck...
 
Old 02-28-2007, 12:24 AM   #4
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Double check your mouse is configured correctly with command 'mdetect'
 
Old 02-28-2007, 04:07 PM   #5
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-bash mdetect: command not found
 
Old 02-28-2007, 06:09 PM   #6
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i just tryed xf86config but it didn't work
edit i think its something with the mouse tho cause it says something about it when i type startx

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Old 03-03-2007, 12:43 PM   #7
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any 1???
also if u know any other ver of linux i can install /w floppy disks that have a gui built in or is easyer to get 1???
 
Old 03-03-2007, 10:30 PM   #8
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What type of mouse are we working with PS/2, USB or serial?
Do you have internet access, if yes, have you tried command 'apt-get install mdetect'?
 
Old 03-04-2007, 01:09 PM   #9
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its ps/2 and i tryed apt-get-install mdetect it installed but when i run it it dosent do any thing
 
Old 05-27-2007, 08:12 PM   #10
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Hi, out there..

As a newbie I installed over the network Debian Sarge (3.1) on a AMD 2400 /768 Mb /13 G Hdisk.

system works! but I cannot start the X-window
re: no screens available (error 104)

before I go to bed, is there someone that can help me?

thanks a lot

technocase
 
Old 05-27-2007, 09:17 PM   #11
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Quote:
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any 1???
also if u know any other ver of linux i can install /w floppy disks that have a gui built in or is easyer to get 1???
Mepis is good for older machine, although not having a cd drive will make installing difficult, but you could try network install if you have internet connection with it. Here's a good place to start http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributions/Floppy/
 
Old 05-27-2007, 10:02 PM   #12
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I had an error like that but I went in and edited my xorg.conf in /etc/X11 and it fixed the problem... I dont know if you know how to do that or not but I would look at that ... I can post mine if you want let me know.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 10:18 PM   #13
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fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed with 0 events remaining.

this is the error i get when i type in startx

apt-get update
apt-get install x-window-system kde kdm
is all i have done since install
i am trying to run debian on my laptop it is kinda old compaq armada 7792DMT
No cd drive
pentium 1
128 ram (i think)
4gig HD(had from old laptop)

i installed it from debian floppy disks

this is my first time installing linux and i dont know what to do from here any ideas?

email me at phoenixjoe@gmail.com
There is something wrong with your xserver.you may run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 to reconfigure your x .Good luck.
 
Old 06-16-2007, 11:02 PM   #14
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I had the same error message with Debian Etch and nVidia Geforce 6150 GPU. Can't promise it was the same problem. I found a suggestion somewhere to edit the xorg.conf file and comment out the "glx" line in 'Section "Module"'. It at least allowed startx to get the desktop running while I worked on the problem. I eventually got the nVidia driver to compile and that fixed the problem, with GLX running.

Still booting to text first out of paranoia though. (Boot to single user and remove the link to gdm in the rc?.d directory [NOT in the init.d directory!!], where "?" matches the number in the line that says "initdefault" in the inittab file. Restart. If you don't feel comfortable messing with init scripts, though, do not do this! It's a trivial workaround, but getting back requires some knowledge of linking files.)
 
Old 06-17-2007, 12:11 PM   #15
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yeah i got it to load into the gui its some thing to do with the mouse havent worked on it in a while been useing windows 98 on it cause thats just easer 4 now
 
  


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