LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-28-2004, 08:06 AM   #1
jeffpoulsen
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 15
broken X server


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??
 
Old 07-28-2004, 09:57 AM   #2
Oliv'
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Montpellier (France)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,014

Rep: Reputation: 36
Hi,

Well first to know why it doesn't start anymore, see your logs: /var/log/XFree86.0.log

Oliv'
 
Old 07-28-2004, 10:55 AM   #3
jeffpoulsen
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for the quick reply . The log says:

Fatal server error:
xf86Openconsole: Cannot open virtual console 7 (Input/output error)
 
Old 07-28-2004, 11:35 AM   #4
Oliv'
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Montpellier (France)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,014

Rep: Reputation: 36
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)...

Oliv'
 
Old 07-28-2004, 11:50 AM   #5
jeffpoulsen
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I could find no entry for the virutal console in the /etc/inittab file. Could I just delete the /etc/X11/XF86Config file and then it would be rebuilt by command?
 
Old 07-28-2004, 01:01 PM   #6
Oliv'
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Montpellier (France)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,014

Rep: Reputation: 36
Quote:
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.
Quote:
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)

Oliv'
 
Old 07-28-2004, 02:55 PM   #7
jeffpoulsen
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
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?
 
Old 07-29-2004, 11:36 AM   #8
Oliv'
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Montpellier (France)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,014

Rep: Reputation: 36
Hi,

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.

Oliv'
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
X Server broken. start w/ "INIT: ld "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes&q tektone Linux - Hardware 5 07-25-2007 08:18 PM
su is broken Smokey Slackware 1 01-29-2005 03:31 PM
My server got broken in and all access of admin are changed passwd, etc. HELP needed! sax8er Linux - Security 2 12-26-2004 11:48 PM
can we configure a Linux server with mail server,file server and web server kumarx Linux - Newbie 5 09-09-2004 07:21 AM
Gdk-ERROR **: X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown) stelmed Slackware 3 02-02-2004 07:54 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration