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Old 04-20-2003, 07:24 AM   #1
chromodoris
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Exclamation StartX fails


Dear all
First time ever started playing with Linux with a Redhat 9. Everything was working fine (don't know enough to break anything!) until I installed Yahoo Messenger (and elected to have it start with when Windows start). Next time I attempted startX I got an error message which ended with:

Symbol vbeFree from module /usr/X11R6/libmodules/drivers/i740_drv.o is unresolved!

waiting for X server to shut down

Initially I only had this problem with startX with root, then I did the same thing with my user account (i.e. ran Yahoo Messenger) and voila I now cannot startX on my box, which is why I'm sure it's the messenger.

Can anyone help me with getting Gnome up and running again?

Thanks, Calvin
 
Old 04-20-2003, 09:27 AM   #2
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where do you think yahoo messenger set itset to start?
your home dir, in .xinitrc?

it sure looks like something else is the problem, but
i'll believe you for now.

if that module you report is the true culprit, it should have
affected all users at the same time, being in the X
directory.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 09:40 AM   #3
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Whansard
Erm... pass on where the module starts. I've uninstalled the messenger module from /usr/bin but that hasn't helped. I've deleted the .messenger directory from /home/user and that hasn't helped either.

Startx would work on an account until I run YMessenger on it. I created a new user account and Gnome starts fine.

Thks, Calvin
p.s. the full error message, btw is below and I also checked that the i740_drv.o is there...:

XFree86 Version 4.3.0 (Red Hat Linux release: 4.3.0-2)
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.20-3bigmem i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 27 February 2003
Build Host: porky.devel.redhat.com

Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.4.20-8 (bhcompile@porky.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)) #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Sun Apr 20 18:52:01 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"

Symbol vbeFree from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/i740_drv.o is unresolved!

waiting for X server to shut down
 
Old 04-20-2003, 09:53 AM   #4
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do you think the messenger overwrote your old
module? maybe use some extractor tool like mc
to extract or maybe force install the XFree rpm again,
hoping to overwrite what messenger messed up?

Did you say if you create a new user, the X works for that
user?
 
Old 04-20-2003, 09:59 AM   #5
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>do you think the messenger overwrote your old
module?
I don't believe so... whatever messenger did, I don't think it's overwritten the module itself... since:

>Did you say if you create a new user, the X works for that
user?
That is correct.

I can certainly give mc a try, as everything now is a 'learning experience'...
 
Old 04-20-2003, 02:19 PM   #6
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look at the .xinitrc in your or the users home
directory and see what is there.
I expect if you delete the right thing in the home
directory, it will work as before.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 04:40 AM   #7
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The .xinitrc files in both my /root and /home/user are 0 size...

The 3rd account that I've created (i.e. the one where startx is working) doesn't even have a .xinitrc file...

Actually, in a new development... I noticed that when I logout of Gnome, I get the same error message (Symbol vbeFree.... is unresolved!).

This leads me to a conclusion... I've probably always had that error message but it's not actually killing anything... the question now becomes... any idea where I could look to edit out the Yahoo Messenger 'autostart'?

As I've mentioned, there's nothing in any of the .xinitrc files, and I've seen nothing obvious in any of the rc files in /etc.

Thanks, Calvin
 
Old 04-21-2003, 10:04 AM   #8
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maybe those .xinitrc files that exist are symlinks to
somewhere.
ls -l .xinitrc and see if it's a symlink.
if the user that works doesn't have the file, i wouldn't
think twice about deleting the .xinitrc in the user dir
that doesn't work. but, i would try to figure out what's
going on first.
 
Old 04-22-2003, 10:27 AM   #9
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Hi Whansard

In the end I wipmed out and reinstalled... this time I sure as hell won't be auto-starting Yahoo Messenger in root... I may create an account one day and figure out what happened.

Thanks so much for your help. It's nice to be at a forum where "noobs" don't get incinerated...

Cheers, Calvin
p.s. just spent x hours trying to configure my vsftp, only to realise in the end that it was an overzealous ZoneAlarm firewall on my MS client that was causing all my woes... still, definitely learning something new everyday...
 
Old 05-21-2005, 10:57 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by whansard
maybe those .xinitrc files that exist are symlinks to
somewhere.
ls -l .xinitrc and see if it's a symlink.
if the user that works doesn't have the file, i wouldn't
think twice about deleting the .xinitrc in the user dir
that doesn't work. but, i would try to figure out what's
going on first.

I just wanted to add that I had the same problem. Thank God I didn't install it to my Root account. Anyway I deleted the .xinitrc file on the account I was having the problem and sure enough everything started normally. Thank you for your input. It saved me a lot of frustration.
 
Old 05-22-2005, 01:15 AM   #11
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goodly.
Thanks. I needed that.
 
  


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