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Old 01-23-2007, 11:04 AM   #1
shipon_97
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cant go into Desktop Mode


Hi ,

I am using Redhat Enterprise 3 server . I cant go into Desktop mode using "init 5 " or "startx" . It shows the following error :

"Fatal Server Error:
Cannot open log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log"

xinit : no such file or directory(error 2): unable to connect X server
xinit : no such process (error 3): server error

Plz tell me the solution ... ...
 
Old 01-23-2007, 11:15 AM   #2
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Umm..sounds odd, but make sure the file /var/log/XFree86.0.log really exists and is writable. Or use some other logfile for debugging purposes. Did you try to run startx (for example) as root, or as regular user? It makes difference, and if you have not tried the other way, try.

Check the file's existence and permissions:
Code:
ls -l /var/log/XFree86.0.log
if you get the file information, it exists -- check out it can be written to by the user who runs X. If it does not exist, create it (either as the user who runs X, or then alter permissions after creation; wrong permissions cause trouble):
Code:
touch /var/log/XFree86.0.log
 
  


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