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Old 07-12-2002, 01:38 AM   #1
Biohazard56
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Question New to Linux, having problems with X


Alright, I have installed Linux before and had no problems (Redhat 7.0), just configure settings and startx... Anyway, this time I did it, I used a different distribution (Slackware 8.1). I have run xf86cfg a ton of times thinking if was an error I made. Well, whenever I try to startx I get a fatal IO error. I was hoping someone out there would be able to give me a general idea of what might be wrong... It's probably something simple, as my problems always seem to be, but Thanks in advance...



Error message I get when I startx:

*screen goes black for about 30 seconds*
XIO: Fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known precessed) with 0 events remaining.
 
Old 07-12-2002, 01:57 AM   #2
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i've yet to be able to configure x in slack
 
Old 07-12-2002, 12:17 PM   #3
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Try running "XFree86 -configure". It probably is your monitor configuration giving ya trouble, and this will most likely set it up for you. Afterwards you will need to copy the configuration file created into your etc/X11 directory...name it XF86Config-4, and that way it won't overwrite the old config (in slackware 8.1, at least), but will still be looked at first. If this doesn't work, you need to post more of the error log so's that we can see exactly what's up.

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Old 07-12-2002, 08:13 PM   #4
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Angry Same error

Well, I tried the XFree86 -configure, moving the file, etc... I got the same error. tried to configure it, same thing. My friend told me to try to edit my ~/.xinitrc just now, so I am going to try that, but I copied down a little more of the information on the screen that looked important. My mouse isn't detected by it. I have a USB Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer, but I switched to a generic PS/2 mouse to try to fix it. I tried all the options, and nothing changed it. But here is the rest of what is on the screen:


(EE)xf86OpenSerial: cannot open device /dev/mouse
No such device
(EE)Mouse0: cannot open input device
(EE)PreInit failed for input device "Mouse0"
No core pointer

Fatal server error
failed to initiate core devices

XIO: Fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known precessed) with 0 events remaining.
 
Old 07-12-2002, 10:52 PM   #5
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Talking Success

Thanks for all your help guys, I got a friend to remote connect in as root and he found a problem in a conf file for me. now I have X and I'm currently in it now... But I am still a with no sound
 
Old 07-14-2002, 10:11 PM   #6
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Cool, glad ya got it going...when running slack for the first time with a usb mouse it is best to use one of the usb kernels supplied with the install instead of the default kernel. If you don't, it won't be able to see your mouse without you having to rebuild the kernel to include usb support. If X can't find /dev/mouse it won't start, as you discovered. When you switched to ps2, you needed to reconfigure things to see the new device, which is where your buddy helped you out, no doubt. If you want to go back to your usb mouse I would suggest compiling a new kernel with internal usb support -- you are going to want to build a new kernel soon anyhow (that's part of the fun). You'll need to go back into XF86Config and call it /dev/mouse again, probably with PS/2 or ImPS/2 protocol.
Have fun!
 
  


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