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Old 04-01-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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couldnt start X SERVER.. help please


i know my question is very frequesnt here in the forum but i tried to read too many threads to get it work but no way..
the problem is when i try to run X Server on my dedi server i get this error
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Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices
im a newbie with linux so any help will be appreciated

thanx in advance
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:27 PM   #2
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i put the log file here so if you please read it and know what is the problem: http://66.7.203.169/Xorg.0.log
 
Old 04-01-2007, 02:00 PM   #3
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any help????

I wasted 2 days resolving this problem
I need an experienced reply please
 
Old 04-01-2007, 02:05 PM   #4
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Post the section for your mouse from your xorg.conf so we can take a look.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 02:07 PM   #5
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Post the section for your mouse from your xorg.conf so we can take a look.
please tell me where can i find xorg.conf file

sorry but my ex with linux is 0%
 
Old 04-01-2007, 02:15 PM   #6
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if u mean /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/config/xorg.cf
i uploaded the whole file here:
http://66.7.203.169/xorg.cf
 
Old 04-01-2007, 02:33 PM   #7
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Sorry, xorg.conf should be in /etc/X11.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 03:54 PM   #8
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It would also help if the OP could post video card, monitor, keyboard, and mouse specs.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 07:02 PM   #9
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To locate xorg.conf type "locate xorg.conf" at a command line after logging in. You will need to be root to edit it. It is usually in /etc/X11. I think yours is gone or damaged, judging from the log that you posted. You seem to have an sis video card. What distro is this?

C
 
Old 04-01-2007, 08:25 PM   #10
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To locate xorg.conf type "locate xorg.conf" at a command line after logging in. You will need to be root to edit it. It is usually in /etc/X11. I think yours is gone or damaged, judging from the log that you posted. You seem to have an sis video card. What distro is this?

C
i tried to locate it usong the command u provide and found only this
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/usr/X11R6/man/man5/xorg.conf.5x.gz
ok is it a standard file or can i create a new one and put it there?
 
Old 04-01-2007, 10:12 PM   #11
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any help?
 
Old 04-02-2007, 12:51 AM   #12
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If you can't find your xorg.conf something is up. What distribution are you using? If it's Debian or a derivative, the running dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (The actual package name may vary, try aptitude search xorg if it says xserver-xorg doesn't exist) to regenerate it.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 05:51 AM   #13
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This guide will help you create an xorg.conf file http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml#doc_chap3

This is the file that tells X how to talk to your hardware. As has been pointed out above, after you have got the automatically generated xorg.conf file you will probably need to edit the section about the mouse to tell X where to find the mouse - usually /dev/inputs/mouse0 rather than /dev/mouse0 which is what the script goes for.

To be honest it sounds like you have thrown yourself in at the deep end here, you might be better starting from scratch with a distribution that does all of this stuff for you, then you can get to know linux in a more gentle manner.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 09:58 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by sumguy231
If you can't find your xorg.conf something is up. What distribution are you using? If it's Debian or a derivative, the running dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (The actual package name may vary, try aptitude search xorg if it says xserver-xorg doesn't exist) to regenerate it.
my destribution is Linux
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Linux ****.*****.com 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 #1 Thu Jun 2 22:55:56 EDT 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
i also tried to run this command but it is not found i think it has another name or something
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dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
if you know what its supposed name please tell me
anyway thank you
 
Old 04-02-2007, 10:01 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by bandwidthjunkie
This guide will help you create an xorg.conf file http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml#doc_chap3

This is the file that tells X how to talk to your hardware. As has been pointed out above, after you have got the automatically generated xorg.conf file you will probably need to edit the section about the mouse to tell X where to find the mouse - usually /dev/inputs/mouse0 rather than /dev/mouse0 which is what the script goes for.

To be honest it sounds like you have thrown yourself in at the deep end here, you might be better starting from scratch with a distribution that does all of this stuff for you, then you can get to know linux in a more gentle manner.
thanx for the guide ill read it carefully trying to find a solution..

indeed i have thrown myself, but i have no choice as it is a dedicated server and i need to update some software, really it is the first time for me to deal with linux, it must be difficult but i wish with time i could understand how things is done

thank you again ill try reading ur manual
 
  


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