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Old 01-21-2003, 06:57 PM   #1
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Red face Help - So close but yet so far!!


I just installed Red Hat 7.3 and X wouldn't start so I installed the RPM packages it required. When I start x now, I get this error message:

xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): no server "X" in PATH

Use the -- option, or make sure that /usr/X11R6/bin is in your path and that "X" is a program or a link to the right type of server for your display. Possible server names include:
XFree86 XFree86 displays

giving up.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

Please help me. I've been at this for months!!!

Thanks
 
Old 01-21-2003, 07:14 PM   #2
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Use the -- option, or make sure that /usr/X11R6/bin is in your path and that "X" is a program or a link to the right type of server for your display.
So did you do that? What's in your path? (echo $PATH). Does /usr/X11R6/bin have 'X' in it? Is X a link to XFree86? What packages did you install, and how do you know that X requires them? Have you configured X?
 
Old 01-21-2003, 07:21 PM   #3
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/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/root/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin/X
this is the package I installed
xfcom_I810-1.2-3.i386.rpm
Yes, I configured X.

I followed all the directions here:
http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/linux/patches.html

thanks
 
Old 01-21-2003, 07:29 PM   #4
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OK, well perhaps the problem is that you are installing rpm's designed to work with Redhat 6.2 and you are running 7.3

Why wouldn't X work with the fresh install out of the box? Am I missing something? A bit more background would help...
 
Old 01-21-2003, 07:35 PM   #5
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Well X wouldn't work because it didn't recognize the video card and monitor. I have an Intel 82815 graphics card and an IBM E74 monitor.

I had to download this package for X to run.
 
Old 01-21-2003, 07:40 PM   #6
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can you post your /etc/X11/XF86Config file please...
 
Old 01-21-2003, 07:47 PM   #7
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When I go into that directory , it tells me XF86Config is not a directory. I see it in the X11 directory.

Is there some other way to view this file. I'm sorry I'm very new at this.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-21-2003, 07:50 PM   #8
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Ok...i got into it by pico XF86Config, but is there an easier way to copy the content instead of typing everything out?
 
Old 01-21-2003, 07:50 PM   #9
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Go into the X11 directory, cat XF86Config, then copy and paste it here...
 
Old 01-21-2003, 07:55 PM   #10
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I'm gonna have to type it all out. I'm using VMware within WinXP
 
Old 01-21-2003, 08:08 PM   #11
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Can I email the screen shots to you somewhere?
 
Old 01-21-2003, 08:27 PM   #12
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Crud in your PATH

Quote:
Originally posted by Nubell
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/root/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin/X
this is the package I installed
xfcom_I810-1.2-3.i386.rpm
Yes, I configured X.

Your PATH shouldn't need that portion after `/root/bin'. In fact, it shouldn't be there at all as, if X was properly installed, not a directory at all. The `/usr/X11R6/bin' bit is enough to locate X. BTW, `X' should be a symbolic link that points to XFree86. Is it?

And how are you starting X? With `startx'? You can invoke `xinit' directly but it needs arguments (that comment about ``--'' pertains to an `xinit' argument) so most folks use `startx' to handle all the gory stuff.

Just in case you think unloading the rpm is part of the problem, here are a couple of links about getting the i810 support up and running that you might find interesting:

http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/linux/patches.html

http://www.exocore.com/technologies/...10/i810-4.php3

Both of these seem to have pretty thorough instructions. If you didn't get it, there seems to be a companion to the rpm file you installed. Both of the above links contain info on how to get it (if you haven't already).
 
Old 01-21-2003, 09:31 PM   #13
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so I should manually take out "/root/bin?"

And yes I created the symbolic line for X to point to XFree86 by using the exact steps on http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/linux/patches.html

I am starting X with 'startx'
 
Old 01-21-2003, 11:35 PM   #14
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Originally posted by Nubell
so I should manually take out "/root/bin?"

And yes I created the symbolic line for X to point to XFree86 by using the exact steps on http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/linux/patches.html

I am starting X with 'startx'
The `/root/bin' is added by the profile (${HOME}/.bash_profile on linux). I'd leave it in. Unless you find something living down in your account's bin directory that might be interfering with something. Unlikely, though, since it's at the end of the PATH.

BTW, the links I posted before were for downloading and building new device drivers for the i810 support. Do you see anything in /proc that would lead you to believe that the device is recognized or a module is now loaded? I wonder if you don't need to do a kernel build for the drivers to be accessible. The other post about the rpm and kernel version mismatch could be a problem too (jeez, I missed that one). There were enough changes between 6.x and 7.x (like the switch from the 2.2 to the 2.4 kernel) that I'd be wary of mixing software like that.

For what it's worth, RH8.0 appears to have direct support for the i810 hardware. And it's not even marked as experimental.
 
Old 01-22-2003, 05:09 PM   #15
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My Kernel is 2.4 so I didn't need to do kernel upgrade.

Maybe I do need to look for RH8.0
 
  


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