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Old 02-28-2004, 04:18 PM   #1
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i need serious help!!!


ok im a newbie and i just ran the setup of redhat 9 on my pc, in using the swap option to switch between win 98 and redhat linux... neways... i choose redhat and it starts to boot up,
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:22 PM   #2
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I dont understand the problem does the boot fail?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:25 PM   #3
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no... it lets me log in but then when i type in startx it gives me fatal error 104
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:30 PM   #4
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Please look in your /etc/X11/XF86Confi(-4) and post 'Section "Monitor"' and 'Section "Device"'.

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Old 02-28-2004, 04:30 PM   #5
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you might want to learn how to ask suitable questions... please provide real error messages and enough detail so we can guess what yuo actually need help with, we'er not psychic.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:33 PM   #6
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this is what comes up..XIO:fatal erre 104 (connection reset by peer) on x server ":0,0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining
[root@localhost root]#
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:45 PM   #7
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i suck at linux its like my first time and i got no idea wut 2 type in the promt..
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:54 PM   #8
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cat /etc/X11/XF86Config|less
you can scroll the file with PageUp, PageDown, up and down arrows, and you can quit by pressing 'q' key
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:57 PM   #9
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k... where do i go 4rm there?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 05:02 PM   #10
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Log in as root , type the command.

Then find 'Section "Monitor"' and 'Section "Device"'. Compare the values in "Monitor" section (lines with 'HorizSync' and 'VertRefresh') with your monitor's tech specification (in the manual). If they're different, quit this mode (press 'q') and open the file in any editor (example: joe /etc/X11/XF86Config) and change them to the correct values for your monitor.
Save the file and try to 'startx' again.
If it fail, edit the file once again and look into "Device". What do you have in the "Driver" line?

Note: Lines beginning with # are comments.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 05:25 PM   #11
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it doesnt do nething... the same line comes up everytime
 
Old 02-28-2004, 06:32 PM   #12
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are you sure thats the only error?, usualy the conection reset eror will only happen after another error first ocurs
 
Old 03-01-2004, 11:12 AM   #13
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..k i did the same thing on my other pc and it just skipped to a blue screen with a login window... is there any way i can skip the black DOS prompt thing and go to the graphic desktop???
 
Old 03-05-2004, 05:04 PM   #14
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If you have X configured correctly, 'startx' command should bring you GUI. If not, there must be still something wong in /etc/X11/XF86Config. If you still have the problem, post the file.
 
  


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