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Old 01-03-2003, 01:14 PM   #1
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Fatal Error after startx


When I type startx, the screen goes black and then I get this message:

failed to set defualt font path 'unix/:-1'
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

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


Not sure what happened. I didnt make any changes to my system. I am running Manrake 8.0 on an IBM 760XL Laptop.

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Old 01-03-2003, 04:21 PM   #2
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is your harddrive full?
 
Old 01-03-2003, 04:38 PM   #3
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Right after I finished the post above, I figured out that my hard drive was too full. I cleared some stuff out and I was able to get back into the gui. Now I only have one other problem left on my list to solve.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=40203
 
Old 02-03-2003, 07:34 AM   #4
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I got this error (could not open default font 'fixed') on my Slack box after upgrading the MB/CPU, repartitioning and reinstalling Slack. The difference is that I am 100% sure there is plenty of HD space left in all partitions.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 08:38 PM   #5
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Here's what I get when I try to run xfs:

# /usr/X11R6/bin/xfs
/usr/X11R6/bin/xfs notice: listening on port 7100
/usr/X11R6/bin/xfs notice: ignoring font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/ (unreadable)
/usr/X11R6/bin/xfs notice: ignoring font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/ (unreadable)
/usr/X11R6/bin/xfs notice: ignoring font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/ (unreadable)
/usr/X11R6/bin/xfs notice: ignoring font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/ (unreadable)

All the 'unreadable' returned entries do not exist on my filesystem.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:53 AM   #6
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I have the same problem : XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

but my hard drive is not to full!
 
Old 02-20-2003, 08:39 AM   #7
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Well, I did some checking. My HD was not full; it turns out I had a bad CD image of Slackware! That's why I got those "unreadable" font file errors. I re-downloaded the image (and checked it this time! ), reinstalled (which was painful but necessary), and everything's fine now as far as X goes. Give it a try and tell us if it helps!
 
Old 02-20-2003, 09:38 AM   #8
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Sorry it can't be Slackware. I installed only Suse Linux 8.1.
But I found a sollution:
Color: | 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024
256 (8bit) | 769 771 773 775
32000 (15bit) | 784 787 790 793
65000 (16bit) | 785 788 791 794
16.7 Mill.(24bit) | 786 789 792 795

when you boot with LiLo
enter Linux 3 vga=XXX
where XXX = the number of the table
 
Old 02-20-2003, 12:53 PM   #9
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I'm a little confused by your response... but I assume it means you're no longer having the problem? Great! Many people download their Linux CD images, regardless of distribution, so if you continue to experience I/O problems with files, that's the place I'd check next: it could be a faulty CD or image.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 01:56 PM   #10
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if you are downloading the images, don't use a browser to do it. use an ftp client.

I am pretty sure the font error is harmless, it should not stop X from running. I have seen font errors before, I just removed the line in my config file that loads the non-existant font to stop the error.

Try configuring X again, using your distros xconfig tool.

with Slackware xfreesetup works great, other distros may have Xconfigurator

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Old 02-20-2003, 04:04 PM   #11
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You mean xfree86setup, correct? I don't have an xfreesetup on my system, nor a SuperProbe, which is often discussed and suggested in the Slack forums, but which seems to be missing from Slack 8.1.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 10:31 PM   #12
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right xfree86setup

I thought that looked a little funny, my slack box is still packed up at the moment. I took it to Colorado with me and have not dug it out yet.

it works very well on most systems, the only thing is it leaves out the "modes" line in your config file, I had about 50 different modes until I added the line to my default depth

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Old 02-21-2003, 01:33 AM   #13
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I found on other website that I need to install the NVIDIA drviers (G4 Ti4200) but it did not solve the problem.
It works but I always must enter Linux 3 vga=xxx . If not the startx doesn t wrk
 
Old 02-21-2003, 01:42 AM   #14
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For Slackware 8.1 I used xf86config to configure my X stuff. Is this what you're talking about?
 
Old 02-21-2003, 02:15 AM   #15
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I used xfree86setup in slack 8.1

add the vga=xxx line to your lilo.conf and run lilo
 
  


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