LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Closed Thread
  Search this Thread
Old 01-15-2005, 05:25 PM   #1
nenyo
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Alamogordo
Distribution: Gentoo 2005.0
Posts: 136

Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy Can't get into GUI


Ok.
I made a thread in linux software about this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=277320

but im not sure if it should be in the "software" or "newbie" forum so im putting one in both.

I recently (just before christmas) switched to linux. I origionaly decided on debian because it was suposed to have a lot of options avalable. when i tried to install it everything worked mostly smooth untill i tried to boot the computer. when i did i could log in and type "xinit, startx, kdeinit..." and it would all give me the same error

aborting: $DISPLAY not set

I have virtualy no patience so i gave up and chose Mandrake instead because it too had a lot of options, easy install system, package management and an all around good "newb interface".

I've had a bunch of problems with it but could fix almost all of them. It had been runing great for about 5 weeks with almost no problems. I was playing a game one morning, it was almost time to go to school, so shut down my computer, put it in my bag and went to class. i then turned it back on in first hour and it did what debian did with the $DISPLAY error.

I have stuff on my hard drive now so i cant just pack upand start over again so easily.

I made a post on this site and someone suggested that i type

(X :0 &) && export DISPLAY="0:0" && sleep 5 && (kdeinit)

so i did... and i got this

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

[root@192 root]# (X :0 &) && export DISPLAY="0:0" && sleep 5 && (kdeinit)
execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 2)
[root@192 root]# Link points to "/tmp/ksocket-root"
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
Link points to "/tmp/kde-root"
kded: cannot connect to X server 0:0
DCOP aborting call from 'anonymous-4646' to 'kded'
kded: ERROR: Communication problem with kded, it probably crashed.
kdeinit : Can't connect to the X Server.
kdeinit: Might not terminate at end of session.

[root@192 root]#

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

I also had an idea of installing Mandrake on another partition and copying the files I need to the old one. However, I wouldn't know how to go about doing that or which files to copy.

I'm running Mandrake 10.1 on an Averatec 3150H laptop. I have KDE, Gnome, and ICEwm installed.

Last edited by nenyo; 01-15-2005 at 05:27 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 05:46 PM   #2
sludink
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Brabant, the Netherlands
Distribution: Gentoo 2004.x (2.6.10 hardened)
Posts: 91

Rep: Reputation: 15
Now I'm not really sure, but does it help if you replace (kdeinit) in startx?
==>

(X :0 &) && export DISPLAY="0:0" && sleep 5 && startx
 
Old 01-15-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
nenyo
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Alamogordo
Distribution: Gentoo 2005.0
Posts: 136

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
no unfortunately it just says someting like
init: xserver failed
but idont remember exactly
 
Old 01-16-2005, 03:54 AM   #4
MasterC
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 64
Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php
 
  


Closed Thread


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 Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[Ubuntu GUI] Changing GUI from Gnome to wmaker MangaManiac Linux - Laptop and Netbook 8 05-08-2005 04:17 PM
KDE gui vs. Gnome GUI Curt6000 Linux - Newbie 11 11-10-2004 02:37 PM
Isn't Windows 95 or 98 a better GUI solution for old machines than an old Linux GUI lynchmob09 General 10 04-20-2004 02:24 AM
no more gui? fitzov Linux - Newbie 5 12-28-2003 07:53 AM
Won't go into GUI Micro420 Mandriva 1 08-23-2003 01:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
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
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration