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Old 06-17-2001, 02:31 AM   #1
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Hi, Im trying to setup Xwindows and it will not run, if anyone can interpret the following error log it would be very much appreciated:

WARNING: imwheel is not checking/writing a pid file, BE CAREFUL!
An imwheel may be running already.
Two or more imwheel processes on the same X display,
or simultaneously using a wheel fifo,
will not operate as expected!
INFO: imwheel started (pid=8021)
/root/.imwheelrc: No such file or directory
QSocketNotifier: Multiple socket notifiers for same socket 6 and type read
Can't get own host name. Your system is severely misconfigured

kicker: WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) 9
Major opcode: 14
kicker: WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) 9
Major opcode: 14
Double QObject deletion detected.
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 7 (X_ReparentWindow)
Resource id in failed request: 0x1400011
Serial number of failed request: 19839
Current serial number in output stream: 20038
kdeinit: Fatal IO error: client killed
kdeinit: sending SIGHUP to children.
kdeinit: sending SIGTERM to children.
kdeinit: Exit.
KLauncher: Exiting on signal 15
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

[artsd] ** Warning ** cache shutdown while still active objects in cache
warning: leaving MCOP Dispatcher and still 6 object references alive.
- Arts::Synth_MULTI_ADD
- Arts::Synth_MULTI_ADD
- Arts::AudioManagerClient
- Arts::Synth_BUS_UPLINK
- Arts::Synth_AMAN_PLAY
- Arts::Synth_PLAY_WAV


The system seems to start I get the proper mouse pointer and it looks nice but then I don't get any icons in the bar at the bottom and I can't see the pointer at all.
Thanks for any help.
Brian
 
Old 06-17-2001, 09:41 AM   #2
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Can't get own host name. Your system is severely misconfigured
That line really worries me.

How have you configured your file? Did you write it by hand. What GC do you have? Which distro?
 
Old 06-17-2001, 11:04 AM   #3
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I have Glc 2.2. I DL'd the Mandrake 8.0 install CDs and installed from there The configuration file was created automatically by the install process and I made the minor adjustment to change the mouse pointer from the big white box to a pointer. Other than that it is just like the distro install program created. Those were the two lines that worried me too. I don't think it is related to the video as I said the video appears to look fine until it finishes loading the desktop at which point if you move the mouse pointer it leaves a ghost of itself at the original place and may or may not show up at a new point on the desktop and leave another ghost of itself there.
I've reinstalled the Distro twice.
Thanks

Brian
 
Old 06-17-2001, 11:38 AM   #4
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One thought could be that the D/L could have messed up some of the XF86 files.
 
Old 06-17-2001, 11:58 AM   #5
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Yeah it may have, but I dl'd the cd's as ISO files and burned them to CD, I'd be surprised if that were the problem. What would be the recommended recovery? I have DL'd the Xfee86 4.1 files but not yet installed them on this install (I tried before I reinstlled linux this last time and it didnt help). Command line mode works fine and I have internet access while in Linux, just no X. Do you think it could be a problem with the window manager? Thanks for the ideas.

Brian
 
Old 06-17-2001, 05:00 PM   #6
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If you can send me a copy of your XF86Config file I would be able to look at it for you. Have you tried using the two different versions of XF86 available during the install?

 
Old 08-07-2001, 04:25 PM   #7
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Can't get own host name. Your system is severely misconfigured
I've had the same problem with the RH Linux 7.1 Distro. and gcc 2.96-81. Something (I'm guessing QSocketNotifier) complains about a misconfiguration. Is there any fix for this problem? Also, startx outputs an error message: "hostname lookup failure" everytime I run it. I'm not sure if this problem and the other one are related. Now that I think about it, most of the error messages in the posted error log also show up in mine. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-14-2001, 08:02 PM   #8
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Can find own host name

I had this same line in my start up log. I fixed it by going to the file /etc/hosts

Editing the file I put the name of my computer as an alias on the localhost.localdomain line. If you changed the name of your computer from localhost.localdomain, this may be the cause of your problem too.

Fritz
 
Old 10-17-2001, 02:34 AM   #9
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Get rid of imwheel as well, kde supports wheel mice and imwheel used to cause problems for me when I used mandrake.
 
  


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