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Old 12-09-2007, 12:11 AM   #1
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Failed to start the X server (your graphical user interface)


I knoww that this problem was discussed in more than one forums, but I could not find what should I do with my case

Running FC7. I installed several packages last night. Today, when I booted up the computer, I got this message:

Quote:
Failed to start the X server (your graphical user interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem
I tried Ctrl-Alt-F1 where I get the X server failure and go to a command line.

Then, I used :
Code:
 sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

But it did not work

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=161959

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=403322

Any recommendation what should I start for troubleshooting ?
 
Old 12-09-2007, 12:38 AM   #2
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Hi,


dpkg-reconfigure is not a feature of fedora, its for debian and its childs


You should start by checking the xorg log, do this in the console:

Code:
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
And post the results.

whatever the xorg failure is, it should be in that log. With that, we'll know where the problem is at.




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Old 12-09-2007, 03:38 AM   #3
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hi Acron
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
Code:
(WW) warning , (EE) Error, (NI) Not Implemented, (??) unknown, (EE) unable to locate /open config file
 
(II) Loading Extension MIT-SCRENN-SAVER
(EE) Failed to load module “vga” (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No Such file or directory
(EE)<default pointer>: Cannot find which  device to use.
(EE)xf860OpenSerial : No Device specified
(EE)<default pointer>: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for Input device “<default pointer>”
 
Old 12-09-2007, 09:17 AM   #4
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Can you post you xorg.conf?

What packages did you install? (if you remember..)


Or your xorg.conf is erroneously configurated or you're missing some packages, one of them will be xorg-x11-drv-mouse

If is just a bad configurated xorg, from the console you could try this (as root):

Code:
Xorg -configure
Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new
Check if you can back to X (you won't have a loaded desktop, only a graphical environment with a mouse, is normal and is just a test)

If the test works, then you can do this:

Code:
mv /etc/X11/xorg.{conf,conf.bak} && mv /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf


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Old 12-10-2007, 01:32 AM   #5
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What packages did you install? (if you remember..)
Normal upgrade using Yumx, which normally I conducted every two days

When I run this command : Xorg -configure
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Xorg is not able to detect your mouse. Edit the file and correct the Devices.
Your xorg.conf file is /root/xorg.conf.new.
To test the server, run 'X -config /root/xorg.conf.new

And when I run this command
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Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new
The output was long , part of it :
Fatal sever error:
failed to initialize core devices

Last edited by zillah; 12-10-2007 at 02:51 AM.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 08:49 AM   #6
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cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
         Identifier         "x.org configured"
         Screen        0    "Screen 0" 0 0
         InputDevice        "Mouse0" "Core Pointer"
         InputDevice        "Keyborad0" "Corekeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
         RgbPath            "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
         ModulePath         "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
         FontPath           "Unix/:7100
         FontPath           "built-ins"
EndSection


Section  "Module"
         Load               "Glcore"
         Load               "extmod"
         Load               "vnc"
         Load               "dri"
         Load               "dbe"
         Load               "glx"
         Load               "xtrap"
         Load               "record"
EndSection

Section  "InputDevice"
         Identifier         "keyboard"
         Driver             "kbd"
EndSection


Section  "InputDevice"
         Identifier          "Mouse0"
         Driver              "Mouse"
         Option              "Protocol" "auto"
         Option              "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
         Option              "ZAxis Mapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection


Section  "Monitor"
          #Displyzise      330  210  mm
          Identifier      "Monitor"
          VendorName      "SEC"
          ModelName       "3633"
EndSection


Section  "Device"
          Identifier      "Card0"
          Driver          "i810"
          VendorName      "Intel Corporation"
          BoardName       "Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
          BusID           "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection


Section  "Screen"
          Identifier      "Screen0"
          Device          "Card0"
          Monitor         "Monitor0"
          SubSection      "Display"
                Viewpoint   0  0
                Depth       1
          EndSubSection
          SubSection      "Display"
                Viewpoint   0  0
                Depth       4
          EndSubSection
          SubSection      "Display"
                Viewpoint   0  0
                Depth       8
          EndSubSection
          SubSection      "Display"
                Viewpoint   0  0
                Depth       15
          EndSubSection
          SubSection      "Display"
                Viewpoint   0  0
                Depth       16
          EndSubSection
          SubSection      "Display"
                Viewpoint   0  0
                Depth       24
          EndSubSection
EndSection

Last edited by zillah; 12-10-2007 at 03:39 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 08:55 AM   #7
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If you have a graphics card on your system then i think the problem is not of xserver but of clashig hardware!

i also had the problem while installing my first linux distro and i fixed it by going into the bios and disabling the onboard graphics.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 08:57 AM   #8
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If you have a graphics card on your system then i think the problem is not of xserver but of clashig hardware!
I have got Laptop Toshiba with onboard graphic card only
 
Old 12-10-2007, 09:40 AM   #9
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Reinstall xorg-x11-drv-mouse



Regards
 
Old 12-10-2007, 04:10 PM   #10
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at the cli, type in "startx" without the quotes.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 04:38 PM   #11
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at the cli, type in "startx" without the quotes.
# Xorg -configure
# mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# startx

It did not work
 
Old 12-10-2007, 05:02 PM   #12
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That's normal because that last error you showed was that xorg didn't find the mouse, without it or a keybord, X won't show up because startx won't try to fix the mouse problem

Didn't the reinstallation of xorg-x11-drv-mouse help at all?

The error still is that xorg doesn't find the mouse?

If the mouse problem continue, then, you could try changing the path in the InputDevice section (Mouse0). Maybe using /dev/misc/psaux

What kind of mouse is? PS/2, USB?



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Old 12-10-2007, 05:09 PM   #13
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Didn't the reinstallation of xorg-x11-drv-mouse help at all?
I was about to ask about that,,,Are you saying I have to download a xorg package again and install it ?if so, how can i access the net from the linux box ?

Please advise
 
Old 12-10-2007, 05:24 PM   #14
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Well, not all the xorg package, just the mouse driver.

Something that I don't really understand is your question about getting in the net, I mean, even though you can't access the X server, you still have access to a console and you've already to have the net interface up because that has nothing to do with having an X desktop or not.

But assuming that for a weird reason you don't have connectivity without Xs, you can still download the package from here:

Code:
http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/7/Fedora/your_architecture/os/Fedora/
Just replace 'your_achitecture' for the one that match your system.

There you'll find the xorg-x11-drv-mouse and then you can take it to your system using and usb, a CD or whatever. Then, install it with rpm like

Code:
rpm -ivh xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.2.1-2.fc7.i386.rpm



Regards

Last edited by Acron_0248; 12-10-2007 at 05:26 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 06:51 PM   #15
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rpm -ivh xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.2.1-2.fc7.i386.rpm
It did not help me to resolve the problem
 
  


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