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Old 11-30-2003, 06:36 AM   #1
dynamik
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RH9 - up2date


I just got RH9 installed via CD's, that went great, started to workout how to configure is up, including internet connection via win 2K computer.

installed Jbuilder etc, all working great.

And then up2date popped up and said i had 162 packages to download, so i did, half way tho the install of thr rpm's it stopped with some error (didn't take too much notice).

Now when i try to start up RH i get this error - "INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes.

Checking the XFree86.0.log the last few lines are as follows:

could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list

Fatal server error:
Counlt not open default font 'fixed'

Anyone with some ideas on how to fix my problem??
 
Old 11-30-2003, 07:37 AM   #2
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This problem usually after an improper shutdown corrupts your Xdefault file.
Check your /etc/inittab file. In it you will find a line which will say
Code:
 # Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 
id:5:initdefault:
Set your default runlevel to 3. This will allow you to boot into a command line mode. After that run the "setup" program that comes with Red Hat and use it to reconfigure your XFree86. If you do not have the tool to reconfigure X, you may have to edit the "/etc/X11/XF86Config" by hand. Do not worry, it is well commented. But make a backup copy of the file first. Also check the /var/log/XFree86.0.log before making changes. It may provide some hint on where there is some error.

After you have made the changes, type "startx" and that should get you into GUI mode. If it does not, you may find some more error messages o your scren which will prove helpful

HTH
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:42 PM   #3
dynamik
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had a look in the XF86Config file, nothing seems wrong or out of place, I think it has to do with the font path/server.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 06:04 PM   #4
dynamik
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Itis ok, did a up2date -i XFree86, and that seem to install the files etc that where missing.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 03:21 AM   #5
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updating XFree86

Thank you, dynamik, that solved my problem too
 
  


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