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Old 02-08-2004, 03:35 PM   #16
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It sounds like your font server is not running. Try using x-server's built in fonts.

You should be able to get into xwindows if you edit the config file and comment out the following line. change

Fontpath "unix/:7100"

to

#Fontpath "unix/:7100"

and try loading xwindows. you might want to check if your font server is running, if not, get it running and change the config file back again to get your proper fonts.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 03:37 PM   #17
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before you change it try

# /sbin/service xfs start

at the command line to try starting your xfont server.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 04:54 PM   #18
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When i tried starting xfs, it didn't say [OK] or [FAILED] ....just was blank(Starting xfs: ).....however, when it started fine while booting up...said [OK]....and said the same when shutting it down when i restarted. I commented out the fontpath in the config file and was able to get X as root.....but couldn't do it with my regular user name.....this is what it said:

--
error loading keymap /var/tmp/server-0.xcm
couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/, removing from list!
mkdtemp: private socket dir: no space left on device
--

When reinstalling packages through the installation cd....is the fonts server separate from installing the whole X server package....when i reinstalled X, i didn't look for a separate fonts server to install but assumed all of it was one package.


-Keerthan

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Old 02-08-2004, 05:13 PM   #19
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Just out of curiosity, is your /home dir full ? or near full ?

# df

and look to see if any of them are near full. Could be the reason why it happend after you copied loads of stuff to your /home dir.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 10:14 PM   #20
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Actually it probably should be.....this happened after i transferred like 7 GB over into the directory since i needed to backup my windows drives.....I was unaware of these restrictions on the size of the folders......I'll go check it out right now.

-Keerthan
 
Old 02-09-2004, 06:12 AM   #21
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If you home dir is full then that will be causing the problems you described. Good luck
 
Old 03-08-2004, 12:25 AM   #22
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Mandrake Setting up Graphical Interface

Hi,

I am trying to install Mandrake 9.1 on a partition. The installation runs fine but for the end. All I get as a result is a console window asking for my login. I have installed it now for 5 times and still I get the same result. At the end, I am getting that graphics is not configured. So I try to configure it. But I think the X-server is not installed properly. My graphics card is NVidia GeForce2.

Someone please help me with this. You are welcome to write in email to
spawgi@yahoo.com/

Thanks in advance.

Sumod Pawgi.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 12:36 AM   #23
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What happens when you log in?

What errors are you getting after logging in and typing into the commandline

startx

Nvidia opensource drivers and Nvidias own drivers run great. Are you configuring and testing the vidio when you install? During the install you should also be asked if you woould like to have to xserver started. You should also be asked to have a graphical log in and also if you wanted to auto maticly start an user.

We need to know more about how you installed the system.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 02:52 AM   #24
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Mandrake installation problem

Hi,

I used three CDs to install Mandrake. I partitioned my harddisk and the other partition contains XP. I reboot my machine from the CD then it automatically starts the installation process and asks me for the packages to install. I selected pretty much everything except for the web/ftp servers.

Then it continues installation and when I am asked to insert the 3rd CD, (around 1 Min. is left for installation now.) I see the configuration wondow. All the devices are shown to be configured except for Graphics and Network. I tried to configure the graphics by selecting GeForce2 DDR generic option (the card I have). and set the display to 1024 * 768 , 32 bit 16 million colors. It asks me which veersion of X-server I want and I chose 4.3 (In other attmept I chose 3.3.6). I selected the GUI as Gnome.

After this, I see the booting operation and go on to the console window.

This is what is happening all the time. In between twice I got the error message of "failed to start x-server".

Can someone please help?

Thanks,

Sumod
 
Old 03-08-2004, 03:14 AM   #25
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Try lower vidio settings for now or try the VESA driver untill you get to a usable vidio setting.

It might be something with your monitor not being set up correctly.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 02:19 PM   #26
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I had a similiar problem. After hours and hours I found that I could only get booted in when I set the graphics mode to 1024x768 and at 16 bit. For me it wouldn't work any other way. There were a whole bunch of choices and for all of the choices (I think there were 5 or 6), I had to set the card at 1024x768 on all the choices when they came up. I found that answer somewhere on these boards. The choices were in the graphics card configuration command.
 
  


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