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Old 05-23-2003, 01:20 PM   #1
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HELP! redhat 9 won't start XServer problem?


HELP! i shutdown as normal and the next time i booted up it starts fine but as soon as it gets to going to the login screen everything goes back and every 5 seconds or so the screen comes on to the login prompt and you can only type when it flashes on then it goes off again after about 5seconds. if you click with the mouse enough time the screen goes blue and it says x-server problem

please help! this happened once b4 when i turned xserver off in the ntsysv thing but i checked and its definitly on!????????

argh!

andy
 
Old 05-23-2003, 05:54 PM   #2
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your xconfig is messed up. what video card are you using? have you tried running Xconfigurator again. The flashing screen will eventually time with the message xserver respawning too fast disabled for 5 mins
 
Old 05-24-2003, 03:26 AM   #3
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i am an ultra newbie, sorry, how do i fix this problem then, i am using redhat 9

thanks

andy
 
Old 05-24-2003, 03:28 AM   #4
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sorry i forgot to saay i am using a nVidia card
 
Old 05-24-2003, 02:56 PM   #5
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I just installed redhat 7.3 earlier this week and had the same problem, I'm sure there was another way to fix the problem, but what i did was reinstall....it turned out that I had accidentally selected the wrong video card when I was installing.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 10:27 PM   #6
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During the boot sequence -- when you see all the [ OK ]s on the right, does it say it's going to runlevel 5, or runlevel 3?

5 is X, 3 is console.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 04:36 AM   #7
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it says run level 5, you see the thing is thats weird is it was fine one minute then i shutdown, used windows(as i have a partition) then booted up redhat again and this happened!

the error message i get is "Can't open default font 'fixed'" and i checked this out on the web and it said:

If the server complains about "Can't open default font 'fixed'", it is because there is an invalid entry in your font path. Try running the 'mkfontdir' command in each directory if you are certain that each one is correct.

however, being a newbie i don't know what this means andy help is good thanks

andy
 
  


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