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Old 11-12-2004, 01:00 AM   #1
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Angry startx not working!!!!!!!!!! ERG!




I just finished installing mandrake 10.1 on my dell D600 latitude. Well, almost... aside from it not having a driver for my graphics card, I think everything went ok. Anyways, imediatly after the initial install was complete, it asked me to reboot my machine. I did this. When the boot menu came up, I chose just plain ol' linux, not linuxfb or whatever that was. Things started happening, wham, bam.... next thing I know, I'm face to face with Bash... I log on as a user (not root), hit startx for the desktop (I think) and this message comes up...

xauth: crating new authority file /home/user/.Xauthority
xauth: crating new authority file /home/user/.Xauthority

execve failed for /etc/x11/x (errno2)
giving up.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

I have no idea what any of this means, or how to correct this. I have scoured the net a few times over... no luck (yes, I used Google)

Please keep in mind that I am a windows user with limited Dos expirience. I've no idea what ANY of the commands for Bash are and don't know how to put them together... Please, If you have an answer to this problem, please make it as comprehensive as possible. Thanx in advance!!!
 
Old 11-12-2004, 01:43 AM   #2
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we have the same error but in suse 9.1 personal.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 02:25 AM   #3
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Yeah, this pretty much stinks... I'd do my research and try to fix things like I usually did with windows, only I have absolutely NO IDEA where I'd start....

 
Old 11-12-2004, 02:34 AM   #4
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yes and i think nobody want to help..
 
Old 11-12-2004, 04:24 AM   #5
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Have you tried xfdrake?
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...ke&btnG=Search
 
Old 11-12-2004, 06:05 AM   #6
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Yeah, did the XFdrake thing... didn't work
 
Old 11-12-2004, 06:27 AM   #7
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Things learned thus far.....

1) The server that linux is talking about is actually the graphics card

2) My "server" isn't set up....

Progress is slow... but it's there non-the-less

How can I get the proper driver without a floppy drive?
 
Old 11-12-2004, 06:30 AM   #8
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Laptops aren't always that easy to get working right unfortunatly :S

I suppose you have an Intel 855PM chipset (you ought to write these things when you ask for help though)

If so:
http://www.chzsoft.com.ar/855patch.html

Have you tried this ? download the file called 855wrap.tar.gz in bash you can do this by typing:

wget http://www.chzsoft.com.ar/855wrap.tar.gz

(wget is a small program to foremost download files, but check it out later, you can download entire sites with it :P )

Anyway, once down type:

tar -xvzf 855wrap.tar.gz

to unpack it...

ls and see the contents.. you should see a directory called 855wrap, enter this like you do in DOS aka
cd 855wrap

once inside (hope you have a distro with actual tools)
type "make" to compile the code and get a binary file

ls and you should see a file called 855wrap. You can run this by typing:

./855wrap

If this works it will say something about detecting your chipset and the wrapper should be installed..

re-try the startx command. If it doesn't work, try reconfiguring X with
xorgconfig

Now. If you can, choose the 855gm driver.. If you don't have that, you might be able to choose i810 which works good too. If none of these exist however, try choosing Vesa

It's not too hard to configure, just hang in there and read the instructions, it looks more scary than it is..

Hope you get it working Remember though that running 855wrap has to be done each time you boot. I usually put it in my rc.local file like:
/path/to/file/855wrap #runs 855wrap

But doing that requires root.. Good luck.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 07:13 AM   #9
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thats a notebook right?

what video card does it have?
 
Old 11-13-2004, 01:58 AM   #10
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It has the ati mobility 9000... I checked the ati site, didn't help... they redirected me to the dell site.... they didn't really say to much that helped
 
Old 11-13-2004, 02:59 AM   #11
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execve failed for /etc/x11/x (errno2)
The above error points to your immediate problem: The X program itself (or the proper symlink to it) is missing. I think the Mandrake installer let you get away with deselecting a package or package group that you require. Apparently, Linux System Base (LSB) is one of these.
 
  


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