LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2003, 01:38 AM   #1
Enigma
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
x is borked


I just installed mandrake 8.1 on my spare computer and when I tried to run x it gave me this message:

xauth: creating new authority file /root/.Xauthority
xauth: creating new authority file /root/.Xauthority


execve failed for /etv/X11/X (errno 2)
giving up.
xinit : No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error


Anyone got any ideas on how to fix it? Thanks in advance!!
 
Old 01-18-2003, 09:37 AM   #2
iceman47
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Debian, Free/OpenBSD
Posts: 1,123

Rep: Reputation: 47
Try logging in as a normal user, somtimes it's impossible to start X as root
 
Old 01-18-2003, 10:02 AM   #3
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 234Reputation: 234Reputation: 234
It shouldn't be impossible to start X as root, which I wouldn't recommend doing, you should always be a regular user then su to root when necessary. In this case, something is wrong with your configuration of X, I'd start by trying to reconfigure it and see what you can't come up with.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 08:45 PM   #4
Enigma
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I fixed it. Im pretty sure it was something to do with not having enough space on my hard drive. Its only an 800 meg hard drive (its all I have spare). I made my swap partition a bit smaller and reinstalled. Thanks anyway people
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
keyboard is borked TroelsSmit Linux - Newbie 16 10-05-2004 08:12 AM
I think I borked xmms paperdiesel Linux - Software 2 07-23-2004 08:33 PM
mplayer borked moger Slackware 3 06-08-2004 10:21 PM
sshd is borked Zac2003 *BSD 2 09-25-2003 05:59 PM
I've borked over a superblock...uh oh Null Linux - Hardware 8 01-08-2003 01:52 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:13 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration