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Old 06-06-2005, 05:53 AM   #1
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Problems with X11


Hi

I tried loading xorg using blfs 6.0 svn. I am running lfs on a Dell 8600 laptop. It has a Nvidia graphics card so I deleted everything but nv in the host.def file graphics card list. I selected mouse, keyboard and all the options that are *touch, as I don't know which one is for the Alps touchpad that the Dell has.

When I do startx I get the following message in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file:

_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/Dell-Laptop:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

I am not trying to use xdm yet.

What is inet6 and why should X be listening for it?

Thanks

John
 
Old 06-06-2005, 08:33 AM   #2
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inet6 is Internet Protocol version 6, formerly known as IPng or IP next generation, most distros support it but are still using inet4 the version which is in widespread use today. As for those messages in your log file, you can safely ignore them.

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Old 06-06-2005, 09:49 AM   #3
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Thanks for that. Next problem! The X server is very slow starting up. After about a minute I get the message:
xauthargv):1: bad display name "Dell-Laptop:0" in "list" command.
On exiting I get the same mesage but this time 'in "remove" command'
What is going on here and can I stop it doing this? Is this the reason it is very slow?
 
Old 06-06-2005, 10:11 AM   #4
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Okay I've solved that one. I did not have an entry for 'Dell-Laptop' in my /etc/hosts file and so the X server was spending its time looking for it and failing to find it.

Now that I've set up the name, the server starts straight away. But, (the inevitable 'but'!)

I am using a logitech cordless mouse, which X does not recognise at the moment. I only have PS/2 in the xorg.conf file. How do I set up the usb mouse properly so I can use it in X Windows?

Do I simply replace PS/2 with usb?
 
Old 06-06-2005, 10:39 AM   #5
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Normaly you would specify the input device as /dev/mouse in xorg.conf and then link the appropriate device to that, for USB it is usually /dev/input/mice.

here's an extract from my xorg.conf which uses a USB mouse

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "imps/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"
        Option      "ZaxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
/dev/input/mice is linked to /dev/mouse

HTH

Mad.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 11:48 AM   #6
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I've made my xorg.conf file look yours but with no success. Any idea what else might be affecting it? I can post the Xorg.0.log file but I don't suppose it would help much.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 05:11 PM   #7
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My apologies, I keep forgetting about udev on lfs6.0, which means any /dev simlinks are lost on reboot, change the /dev/mouse entry in xorg.conf to /dev/input/mice

If that doesn't work your kernel may not have usb mouse support.

see here for more info on usb configs.


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Old 06-07-2005, 04:35 AM   #8
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Changing /dev/mouse to /dev/input/mice makes it work. Everything now works fine. Many thanks for your help - much appreciated.

John
 
  


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