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I have recently lost my X server on Fedora Core. I have tried to update the build using the ISO disks. I have tried to boot the previous kernel. Not working. After a while a message appears to tell me that the X server is not working.Duh. And goes through a few steps to try to repair it, but it does't. I need to fix this but have no idea where to start. Can anyone help??
Ok, so the server is maybe always OK cause it seems to be a console problem.
What you can try (I have no clue if it'll work or not): modify your /etc/inittab to disable virtual console 6, and try to run X server on this virtual console (/usr/X11R6/bin/X vt6)...
Could I just delete the /etc/X11/XF86Config file and then it would be rebuilt by command?
The problem is that it doesn't seem to be a broken config... but you can always try to run xf86config to re-do your config file.
After a while a message appears to tell me that the X server is not working
Does the message say something like that: "X disable for 5 min: respawning too fast" ???
Have you try things like "startx" or running X on VT8 (the command must be: X :1.0 -dpi 100 ...) and if it fails have you always the same message (xf86Openconsole: Cannot open virtual console 7)
I get no errors on screen. I found the error mentioned above in the log. I did try a XFree86 --configure command. Screen went black. Later it said it saved file to /root /???.new It prompted me for a command to test the file. I have no gui at all since. I have rebooted and now I don't get anything after it attempts to show login. I can't login at all. Any suggestions?
SO if I understand, you can't log in text mode terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1)???
The problem is that I have no idea of what can be broken If you find what is broken, you can always boot from a floppy distro or a Live CD and try to repair.