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Old 02-10-2011, 02:11 AM   #1
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X runs fine, but there are three fatal errors

I just installed Arch (x86_64). I am trying to setup Xorg. I have not installed a DE or WM yet, I just want to make sure Xorg is 100% first.

I had to edit the xorg.conf myself to direct it to my Intel graphics driver, but now it seems to work perfectly.

Except after exiting X, my terminal reads:

xinit: connection to X server lost

waiting for X server to shut down xterm: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) or KillClient on X server ":0"
XIO: fatal IO error 4 (Interrupted system call) on X server ":0"
after 1011 requests (1011 known processed) with 3 events remaining.
xterm: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) or KillClient on X server ":0"
I'm pretty new to Linux and have no idea what this means! But I'm assuming it's not normal, because it says 'error'.

Any suggestions?

Sorry in advance if there's other necessary information I haven't provided...
Old 02-10-2011, 07:02 AM   #2
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If you are the one that exited X, than these messages are normal. Once you kill X all that is associated is also killed. You probably had an xterm running when you stopped X.

Once you installed a DE/WM you will see roughly the same message when you exit X.

But like I stated before: This is only true if you are the one that stopped X. If X crashed by itself something else is going on.

Hope this helps.
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I am certainly the person exiting X. I was not aware that I should be closing all the instances of xterm (and xclock?) first. Thank you.
Old 02-10-2011, 10:43 PM   #4
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Even after you close all applications, X is likely to throw errors when you shut it down, until it closes down completely.

This is normal. It's been running, you stopped it, and it feels lost and alone and complains.



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