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Old 02-13-2004, 07:47 AM   #1
bertenta
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Kde doesn't start - "Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/XFConfig-4"


I am running SuSe linux 8.1 with Kde 3.0

I was trying to edit XFConfig to get my other mouse working (logged in as root on Kde) and I saw XFConfig-4 file. Thinking it wasn't important I deleted it. It seems it was an important file as Kde won't start now. What can I do about it?

Cheers,
tom
 
Old 02-13-2004, 08:03 AM   #2
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at command prompt type :
xf86config

and go through the steps of setting everything back up and it will generate a new one ..
you can even check in /etc/X11 and see if there was a backup copy that existed and name it XF86Config and see if works too ...
 
Old 02-13-2004, 12:05 PM   #3
bertenta
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I managed to generate a new file ok but it still doesn't work. Gives the following:
----------------------------------------------------
xsetcoot: unable to open dislay ''
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
ksplash: cannot connect to xserver
kdeinit: Aborting. $DISPLAY is not set
Warning: connect () failed: :No such file or directory
ksmserver: ccannot connect to xserver
Warning: connect () failed: :no such file or directory
Error can't contact kdeinit!
---------------------------------------------------

Typing xinit gives following message:

Build operating system SuSE Linux [ELF] SuSE
Module loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) Warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown,
(==) log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time Thu Feb 12 17:58:16 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XFConfig-4"
Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/XFConfig-4
Input Device section "Mouse[1]" must have a Driver line
(EE) Problem passing the config file
(EE) Error from xf86handleConfigFile()

Fatal server error
no screems found

XIO fatal 10 error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processsed) with events remaining.


Any Ideas?
Tom
 
Old 02-13-2004, 12:20 PM   #4
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the error message says it:
Input Device section "Mouse[1]" must have a Driver line

use xf86config again and set up your mouse. If this doesn't work, you'll have to edit the file manually.
 
  


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