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Old 08-31-2002, 06:21 PM   #1
sriramcha
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Unhappy X server crash ..


Hello,
I'm new to Linux. I've installed Redhat 7.3 with Windows-XP.
At first, things were pretty hunky dory and all seemed right with my OS world. However, due to some evil forces at work, my X server seems to be no longer working .
I started getting this dreaded message:
Id "x" respawning too fast : disabled for 5 minutes. Tried reinstalling RH 7.3 (I don't know how to configure X server), now not even able to test display. Can work only in text mode.

Who wishes to be my OSs knight in shining armour? Please have a look at the following files.
System info:

Display adaptor NVIDIA 2 MX/MX 400 , 64 MB
Monitor: Dell M770
Link to Dell M770 specs:
http://www.datalink.com.tw/DellM770Specifications.html


Thanks in advance,
Sriram

PS: I can mail my XFree86.0.log file if required..
 
Old 09-01-2002, 06:18 AM   #2
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Go to NVidia's site, download the relevant drivers, and follow the instructions. You probably want to turn X off at boot while you get things working - the easiest way is to edit /etc/inittab, and change the line:

id:5:initdefault:

To:

id:3:initdefault:
 
Old 09-01-2002, 09:47 AM   #3
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Tried that.. but to no avail.
- Sriram
PS: I get this message at the end of my X log file..

--- Symbol__glXActiveScreens from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a is unresolved.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 10:29 AM   #4
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You could disable the 3D support. ry removing the following lines, and it'll disable 3D (OpenGL, basically) but leave everything else running. Then try adding in the GLCore and glx lines, and see what happens then.

Try removing the following lines:

[...]

Load "GLcore" # OpenGL support
Load "dri" # Direct rendering infrastructure
Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface

[...]

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 09-01-2002, 10:37 AM   #5
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Instead of removing, I would suggest just placing a # in front of them. That way if you decide you want to try putting them back, it's not so hard.

Cool
 
Old 09-01-2002, 10:50 AM   #6
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Actually, yes. That is indeed a better idea.

Just remember that for future reference, putting '#' at the beginning of a line doesn't always comment out. I recall a particular occasion when an underling tried commenting out parts of /etc/passwd - not pretty.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 01:14 PM   #7
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Talking

. Happy days r here again..

Thanks dwd and MasterC.
Your suggestions worked like a charm.. GUI working just fine.. Could you suggest some links for learning X-configuration (newbie level to start with)?
- Sriram
PS: Does this mean that my graphics card does not support Open GL (not that it makes ni difference to me!!)?
 
  


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