Originally Posted by repo
Did you upgraded something before the reboot?
No, I didn't.
Originally Posted by lewisforlife
It is not a good idea to run X is root ever
no matter what you are trying to do.
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf-bak
Then try to 'startx' with a non-root user.
I moved the conf file, and ran Xorg -configure
Then tried it as a non root user:
# su alex_
[alex_@k2 root]$ startx
xauth: creating new authority file /home/alex_/.serverauth.2501
Fatal server error:
PAM authentication failed, cannot start X server.
Perhaps you do not have console ownership?
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
Couldnt get a file descriptor referring to the console
If I try it as root I get the following:
xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.2524
X Window System Version 7.1.1
Release Date: 12 May 2006
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18-53.el5 i686 Red Hat, Inc.
Current Operating System: Linux k2 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 #1 SMP Thu Jul 1 19:07:06 EDT 2010 i686
Build Date: 13 May 2010
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.1.1-48.76.el5_5.1
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Aug 31 10:26:38 2010
(EE) Unable to locate/open config file
New driver is "i810"
(==) Using default built-in configuration (55 lines)
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
(EE) I810(0): Cannot open /dev/mem
(EE) I810(0): VBE initialization failed.
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.