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Old 09-26-2002, 02:02 PM   #1
Alwus
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start X on RH7.3 doesn't work!


When I try to boot my linux I can start my linux kernel
Linux 7.3 (Valhalla) Kernel 2.4.18-3 on a i686.
Then I get the message localhost login:
I type: 'root' and I can give commands.
I type: 'startx' to start X (kde? no gnome installed)
X doesn't start I get this error when I type that message:

Build operating system: Linux 2.4.17-0.13smp i686 [ELF]
Build host: daffy.perf.redhat.com

Module loader present
~etc. etc.~
Parse error on line 242 of section InputDevice in file /etc/X11/XF86Config "Device" is not a valid keyword in this section.
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()

Fatal server error:
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.

What am I doing wrong please help me...
 
Old 09-26-2002, 05:37 PM   #2
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Could you send your /etc/X11/XF86Config (or XF86Config-4 file, teh one mentioned in your error message)?
 
Old 09-26-2002, 07:53 PM   #3
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or try running Xconfigurator (don't forget the capital X). There will also be a log of what went wrong @ /var/log/XFree86.log
 
Old 09-26-2002, 11:09 PM   #4
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xf86config
 
Old 09-27-2002, 02:48 AM   #5
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Thanks I forgot to run Xconfigurator.
Now it works.
 
Old 09-27-2002, 04:35 AM   #6
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=31251

that was sneaky... please do NOT double post again, as you can see you've now had two seperate threads telling you the same thing...
 
Old 09-28-2002, 04:17 PM   #7
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yeah sorry I thought I put it in the wrong forum.
 
  


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