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Old 12-19-2005, 09:26 PM   #1
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Cannot Load X Server XFS Error


Starting xfs: /etc/init.d/functions: line 148: xfs: command not found
[FAILED]

I am getting that everytime I try to load the x server in Fedora Core 4.
This is around line 148:
Code:
146 # And start it up.
147         if [ -z "$user" ]; then
148            $nice $*
149         else
150            $nice runuser -s /bin/bash - $user -c "$*"
151         fi
152         [ "$?" -eq 0 ] && success $"$base startup" || failure $"$base startup"
I made a backup of /etc/X11 (to /etc/X11-old) then restored it just now because: I tired installing the latest cvs of xorg but that failed, then the latest stable and that failed. Now im in runlevel 3. Should I be trying to install xfree86 or something? My goal is to get hardware acceration working. What xserver does fedora core 4 use or does that not matter?
 
Old 12-19-2005, 10:02 PM   #2
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Hardware acceleration for what card?

If Xorg didn't have it (and you failed to compile it) I don't
think xfree86 will be any better for you.


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Old 12-20-2005, 04:53 AM   #3
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Does xfs executable exist on your system? Did you try to correct the /etc/init.d/xfs to use full path to xfs in the first call to 'daemon xfs ...'?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 07:46 AM   #4
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Yes the xfs executable is located on my system. And I have tired calling it from its full path.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 12:51 PM   #5
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When you start it by the full path, does it launch succuessfully? When you place the full path instewad of just 'xfs' in /etc/init.d/xfs does it help to launch it (does the error message change)?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 03:42 PM   #6
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No matter how I launch it, gives me the same error message. Does anyone know what Xserver I should be trying to compile on Fedora Core 4?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:25 PM   #7
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You still didn't tell us what card you're using, and why you
feel that you NEED to compile one yourself ...


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Old 12-20-2005, 04:25 PM   #8
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You still didn't tell us what card you're using, and why you
feel that you NEED to compile one yourself ...


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Old 12-21-2005, 09:39 AM   #9
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I am using a GeForce 2 MX (Generic), I just thought thats how I need to do it (compile it from src). I was following the DRI wiki. Now this it what I have done in order:

-created backups of /etc/X11 and /usr/X11R6
-tried to compile cvs version of X11 and failed
-tried to compile stable (6.8.2) version of X11 and failed
-restored just the X11 dir from back up (forgot about the X11R6)
-still didnt start so I found out about the up2date feature and tried that still didnt start
-restored the backup of X11R6 (rememmbered)
-still didn't start, giving me and error saying that it can not find default fonts or such
-after up2date ran, the xfs process will now load correctly but the xserver will not start, oh and the xorg.conf file I am using has the nvidia drivers installed (from the nvidia site)
-also used up2date to download and install Mesa libs and font-utils
 
  


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