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Old 10-20-2007, 05:25 PM   #1
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Angry Need Help on Fedora 6.0 KDE Problem


Hello everyone, my name is Seth, and I am having a few problems with my KDE on Fedora 6.0.

I will show you the message I get below, the font is the exact same as it was on the prompt:
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[seth@localhost ~]$ startkde
xsetroot: unable to open display ' '
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
xsetroot: unable to open display ' '
startkde: Starting up...
ksplash: cannot connect to X server
kdeinit: Aborting. $DISPLAY is not set.
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
ksmserver: cannot connect to X server
ERROR: Couldn't attach to DCOP server!
startkde: Shutting down...
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
Error: Can't contact kdeinit!
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
startkde: Done.
[seth@localhost ~]$
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If someone could help me with this problem, I would be very happy.

If someone has any suggestions, please post back, or contact me through Yahoo! Mail at: seth_mcgill2005@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Seth
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:40 PM   #2
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Have you tried the generic startx command? Those messages look like you might be trying to start kdm (the KDE display manager) without a kdm configuration file. Did you even install kdm?
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:49 PM   #3
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Unhappy yes, tried 'startx' command

Yes, I installed all of the kde files needed, when I use the 'startx' command, at the end, I have a message saying:

Fatal Server WError:
no screens found
XIO: FATAL IO ERROR 104 (cONNECTION RESET BY PEER) ON x SERVER ":0.0" AFTER 0 REQUESTS (0 KNOWN PROCESSED) WITH 0 EVENTS REMAINING.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 11:35 AM   #4
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Well, "No screens found" sounds suspiciously like you might not have a driver for your video card installed.

Which video card/system or you using, and which driver for it is listed in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Here's an example of the relevant device section:
Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "fglrx"
        VendorName  "Gateway"
        BoardName   "ATI Technologies Inc ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)"
EndSection
 
Old 10-22-2007, 12:13 AM   #5
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looking...

thanks, ill look into my xorg.conf file.



But, is it possiable to edit that file from the shell prompt??

I have tried to edit before and I get the error "Permission Denyed".

Mabe I can edit it using a different linux os, I have "Puppy Linux" installed on one of my flash drives.

I'll try to edit my file from there....

But, I really apriciate the help from you, so, please kleep posten different MISC problems lol. One of them may be it....

Last edited by flapper-jack; 10-22-2007 at 12:16 AM. Reason: new idea
 
Old 10-22-2007, 08:25 AM   #6
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you can only edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file as root. You have to login at the command prompt via "su" and the appropriate password. then you are allowed to modify the file.

what is your videocard? could you provide us with output of "lspci"

if you have a nvidia or ati card you better go with the binary drivers downloadable from the webpages of theses companies...
 
Old 10-22-2007, 12:04 PM   #7
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[snip]if you have a nvidia or ati card you better go with the binary drivers downloadable from the webpages of theses companies...
That could be a problem on a Fedora distriution. (See the "sticky" note at the head of the Fedora sub-forum of the Distributions forum for details.)

A better approch is to enable the livna repositories (yum install livna-release) and then install the driver from there (yum install kmod-{nvidia| fglrx}).
 
Old 10-23-2007, 12:51 AM   #8
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nvidia, sis & ati

I have a NVidia GeForce MX 4000 in my comp with fedora, it also has a SiS 760.

My PW2200 server has an ati card.

(Dell PowerEdge 2200 Server)


are their any probs with them working with fedora? the stickey wouldnt load on my comp for some reason.....
 
  


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