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super newbie here. I have searched the forums but have found what i was looking for, although it is probly here somewhere. but anyways.
I just installed Debian for the first time and it went fine. when i try to run startx from the root i get the following error:
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: /usr/bin/X11/X: No such file or directory
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: exec: /usr/bin/X11/X: cannot execute: No such file or directory
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
Now if i restart the server it says it had trouble starting x and it shows me a blank error window and it fails.
Im not sure what im doing wrong. I opened the xf86config file and set it up but still no luck, any help?
I have the exact same problem, and runningn xf86config will not solve it, it does all the configuration properly with no error messages, but will still get the same error when i try to run the X server
xwmconfig is not recognized as a command.
This is a /bump more than anything.
in order to run xf86config with no error messages writting the config file, you need to do it as 'root'
ok i ran that package and it seem to make a difference. Im connected remotely to the machine now through ssh and when i run startx i get :
Fatal server error:
no screens found
Now is it possible to run the gui remotely? or is this the error you get when you do this. I have read around and it appears that you can run it remotely but im not sure.
Or is it just a config error?
The video is onboard on this machine. Just got the machine as a freebee , not sure the MB model yet. Any ideas?
i dont know if this will help , but this is the last part in the string:
(EE) VESA(0): No matching modes
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Connecting remotely requires additional setup, and, as far as I know, you need to be connecting from a machine running X. It can then connect to the other machine instead, but run the GUI there. Unfortunately, I've no idea how to set that up :-/
It looks, from the above errors, like you're trying to run at too high a resolution / refresh rate. This could just be because you're trying to connect remotely though.
i ran the x -configure :0 and it looked fine,after i do that it tells me "To test the server, run 'XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new' "
When i do that it goes to a black screen and my machine locks, no way to get out of it?? any ideas?