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Old 09-22-2003, 03:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy xfs problem? X Server won't start after system wipe


Following my complete computer wipe thanks to partition magic, I am reconstructing the system. Works pretty well, but I am affraid the backuptool did not preserve all the attributes or ownership.
Everything works pretty good now, I had to reinstall the dev/ dir from rpm, but the X Server won't start.
It seems to me that it is a xfs problem:

Messages:
xfs: xfs startup succeeded
xfs: cannot establish any listening sockets

and later....

xfs: ignoring font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic


when starting the X, the screen becomes black for some while and then the server crashes with the error:
Fata server error:
could not open defaul font 'fixed'

Could it be that thing with the "listening sockets"?
What am I missing?

Any pointers appreciated...
 
Old 09-22-2003, 05:45 AM   #2
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Re: xfs problem? X Server won't start after system wipe

Quote:
Originally posted by browny_amiga
Following my complete computer wipe thanks to partition magic, I am reconstructing the system. Works pretty well, but I am affraid the backuptool did not preserve all the attributes or ownership.
Everything works pretty good now, I had to reinstall the dev/ dir from rpm, but the X Server won't start.
It seems to me that it is a xfs problem:

Messages:
xfs: xfs startup succeeded
xfs: cannot establish any listening sockets

and later....

xfs: ignoring font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic


when starting the X, the screen becomes black for some while and then the server crashes with the error:
Fata server error:
could not open defaul font 'fixed'

Could it be that thing with the "listening sockets"?
What am I missing?

Any pointers appreciated...
check your configuration file in /etc/X11/fs/config
(also check the server settings)
see man xfs for details
Note that this file should be symlinked to
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs directory
coz the xfs service uses that config file.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 06:09 AM   #3
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Thanks, I will try that.

I forgot to mention:
The whole system is RedHat 9 and
I removed the whole X Server components over rpm and reinstalled it. Wierd that this should not fix the problem.
I have a feeling that this problem might be rooted not in X or XFS, but in these unix sockets, which I know nothing about (that XFS cannot create any listening sockets)
I had the /dev dir bombed, so maybe something is strange there or another part of the OS had the wrong ownership.

The config tool redhat-config-xfree86 does not even work.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 09:06 AM   #4
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Solved it by changing the permissions to the tmp dir to 0777 (was 0722 or something)

I have seen that xfs tries to make tempfiles for the sockets it wants to listen on.

Thanks for you help...
 
  


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