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Old 11-19-2007, 08:16 AM   #1
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unable to start x server


my x server in fedora 6 is not starting, maybe the error is coming from the video driver. how can i fix this?
 
Old 11-19-2007, 09:00 AM   #2
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need more information...

can you post the /var/log/Xorg.0.log and your xorg.conf ?

if you think the driver is in cause, you should try with

Driver "vesa"

or

Driver "mesa"

in the "Device" section
 
Old 11-19-2007, 09:05 AM   #3
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Yeah Me Tooo!

I hooked up a new LCD monitor. My Fedora7 booted just fine.Pulled up the display GUI/ I changed display settings to 1440-900 and KaPhuloewie...BAM!!!
I lost my GUI deskTop.
I get only a text screen/terminal
How do I correct my "display settings Change"?? to something that might be more workable.
so my new WestingHouse LCD monitor will work properly?
And give the deskTop GUI I so love.

El Gato
 
Old 11-20-2007, 07:24 AM   #4
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umm

i cant login to my fedora, there's no gui present just a command line so i dont think i can get a copy of my xorg.conf. how can i set the vesa driver using the command line??
 
Old 11-20-2007, 08:04 AM   #5
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you can login on the command line (you have acces to multiple terminals, to switch between them just use ctrl+alt+FX, where X is the term number, from 1 to 6)

you should login as root, to edit you xorg.conf
once you're logged, type something like :
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

or

vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf

to have an idea of what went bad, enter :

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
and
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep WW
 
Old 11-22-2007, 08:34 AM   #6
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Ok But...

I got "you have NO permissions".
My prompt shows the # so I am in as 'superuser'.
I am the only one using this machine. I logIn as root and she accepts my password
So way don't I have permission to this file?

EL
 
Old 11-22-2007, 08:49 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by El Gato Feo View Post
I got "you have NO permissions".
My prompt shows the # so I am in as 'superuser'.
the character on the prompt doesn't change if you're in superuser mode or not, at most only the colors change
basically, the superuser has all rights, so you can't have such a message when in this mode...
to make sure you're in superuser mode just type
Code:
su -
and then your root password, and only then you can try to edit the file
 
Old 11-22-2007, 11:42 AM   #8
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Quote:
El Gato Feo

I got "you have NO permissions".
My prompt shows the # so I am in as 'superuser'.
I am the only one using this machine. I logIn as root and she accepts my password
So way don't I have permission to this file?
First off it's not polite to highjack someone elses thread, you should start your own.



Quote:
olracdor

i cant login to my fedora, there's no gui present just a command line so i dont think i can get a copy of my xorg.conf. how can i set the vesa driver using the command line??

Isn't it great! you can do something to fix this problem without reinstalling as you would with some other distro's. Follow KrahnacK's instructions to see what Error your getting.

You can also log in as user and at the terminal type startx and watch to see what Error messages you get. Post back what you find.
 
Old 11-30-2007, 05:13 PM   #9
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XServer corrected

Thanks for ALL who helped on this;
Here's what fixed it for me;
Reference book "Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux 4th edition"
pg6-8
get to a term console;
login as root
type vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
this takes you to a vi Editor
hit the i key which permits you type/inter data
I corrected the resolutions taking out 1400x900 all up to 1290x900 keeping only those I figured the driver might work with,
hit escape type :wq and enter
takes you back to root,, verify the file, look to see that your changes are there or correct it again.
return to root
enter startx
and Voila!! I have a GUI!!!
The text reference may be of better help than my scribble above.
I hope this helps.
There is also pg 374 'Tools for X configuration'
That may be of some help

as a Newbie I have made a major breakTru.
Pardon me while I Crow abit for awhile.

El Gato Feo
 
  


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