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Old 02-19-2003, 07:11 PM   #1
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startx !!!! help me im about to shoot myself


Sigh...

everytime I try startx it loads a blank screen or nvidia logo and goes back to console with

"shutting down X Server"

no errors, no nothing...I reinstalled it over 3 times, used millions of config, configed myself

no hope :/

what can be the problem?

how can i uninstall Xfree86 totaly and do a clean install. can somone hint me?
 
Old 02-19-2003, 07:27 PM   #2
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i do a trick that seems to work for me

I take a window disk *2000 in my case* and I do a reformat of the drive which clears out everything. when it is finish and preparing to boot I switch disks
*red hat in my case* and install from there.

my first couple of installs were botches. but after I did that I let RH do the partionting itself and it worked.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 07:32 PM   #3
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i also have geforce 2 go video card but driver just dont wanna work so i use vesa driver they work greate except 3d acc.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 07:51 PM   #4
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Re: startx !!!! help me im about to shoot myself

Quote:
Originally posted by hydro
Sigh...

everytime I try startx it loads a blank screen or nvidia logo and goes back to console with

"shutting down X Server"

no errors, no nothing...I reinstalled it over 3 times, used millions of config, configed myself

no hope :/

what can be the problem?

how can i uninstall Xfree86 totaly and do a clean install. can somone hint me?
Go to /var/log/XFree86.0.log and post what it says here.

cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log

Sometimes that log file will tell you more about the problem. Also, have you already installed the nvidia drivers for your vid card?
 
Old 02-19-2003, 08:14 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by subservant
i do a trick that seems to work for me

I take a window disk *2000 in my case* and I do a reformat of the drive which clears out everything. when it is finish and preparing to boot I switch disks
*red hat in my case* and install from there.

my first couple of installs were botches. but after I did that I let RH do the partionting itself and it worked.
this is a very windows-frame-of-thinking. Just because X does not work, does not warrant a full reinstall. Kind of like how an upgrade SHOULD not warrant a reinstall (i say should, b/c some distros have sorted this out, while others have not - not pointing any fingers )

/edit
if XFree86.* shows up nothing, you should also check ~/.xsession-errors

Last edited by cuckoopint; 02-19-2003 at 08:16 PM.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 11:35 PM   #6
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its not the video drivers.. i just need to know how i can uninstall it completly, anyone know?
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:10 AM   #7
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Well you can uninstall completely but it'd be a lot of work. However, if you are up to it, grep the file's associated with X (alot of files!) and uninstall them. May I suggest that if you are going to go to all that trouble, you compile your next version of X so you can at least have the benefit of that

rpm -qa | grep {x,X}free

This should return a decent amount of files. Try to weed through those obviously not associated with X, although I think by adding the free to the search you should pretty much have eliminated all the non-X packages. You can optionally quarry for just xfree86 however, you will need to force the removal, and then probably end up dorkin some files in the end.

It's gonna be a lot of work, be sure that's what you want before you begin.

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