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Old 10-27-2008, 12:52 AM   #1
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Xserver dead in RH Enterprise Linux - Scientific Linux x64


So... newbie fun...

trying to update graphics libraries to x64 for a compiling problem and i killed my X server...

I have seen heaps of forums and threads about rebuilding Xorg and have tried without success.

Can someone please go through a procedure to perhaps uninstall all X11 and graphics library (as i am sure i have stuffed them up) and then a fresh install of X11 libraries and Xorg for Red Hat Enterprise compiled as Scientific linux 5.2 on 64 bit architecture.

Kind regards,

baz
 
Old 10-27-2008, 04:12 AM   #2
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Maybe it would be easier instead to start by posting the actual errors or log messages you get?
 
Old 10-28-2008, 12:26 AM   #3
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Roger - sorry.

Essentially it is a:

Fatal server error:
Caught Signal 11. Server aborting

X10: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

I have been googling about and can see in most simple situations it is due to error in xorg.conf - i have the NVIDIA driver for my graphics card (GeForce 9600 GT) and have re-installed this with sh NV..blabla..run

This should fix it in simple situations (or so i have read)

the caveat to this is when someone said that if i have two nvidia libraries installed then problems etc but this is where i am at now...

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Old 10-28-2008, 05:39 PM   #4
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The 'sh NV..blabla..run' should have an uninstall switch (IIRC, been some time ago), rinse and repeat until no NV.* stuff is left apart from the default Xorg/X11 drivers, verify that (with like say 'find /usr/X11R6/ -type f | while read x; do rpm -qf "${x}" >/dev/null; done' ) and see if using the default unaccellerated NV drivers work, then try again?
 
Old 10-30-2008, 08:01 PM   #5
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Hi,

ok i figured it out with some help.

essentially in my mad rash installation of graphics libraries to deal with a program not compiling properly, i installed a Fedora 10 rpm for something instead of Fedora 9.

this skitzed my libc graphics libraries which was almost not recoverable from as when messing around with libc all of the screen I/O died leaving me with nothing.

recovery was with Live Fedora 9 disk which allowed us back in to deal with the where we moved the libc files which got us back to normal console operations.

After that realisation it lead to the discovery the libc libraries were critical to operations - found the rpm which was fc10 - uninstalled rpm - reinstalled fc9 equivalent and got X back.

So the first line of the post is still accurate.

Newbie fun...

Baz
 
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While "the first line of the post is still accurate" and valid for that matter, you should post that kind of "history" in your OP because it matters much to know you fscked up way more than just some X-related libs.

As for the "Can someone please go through a procedure to perhaps uninstall all X11 and graphics library" part, with RPM you can install and uninstall packages by group. The group file is /usr/share/doc/rpm-*/GROUPS. Doing 'grep -i interface /usr/share/doc/rpm-*/GROUPS' should return at least three entries (User Interface/Desktops; User Interface/X; User Interface/X Hardware Support). Listing the installed packages in group "User Interface/X Hardware Support" can be done as 'rpm -qg "User Interface/X Hardware Support" --qf="%{NAME}\n" '. To remove all packages in that group you run 'rpm -e -g "User Interface/X Hardware Support" ' . Due to dependencies more packages may be uninstalled, so before doing the uninstalling it may be beneficial to do a "dry run" using the "--test" switch and inspect that list of packages. Also note 'yum' includes commands that work on groups of packages. I doubt thought that uninstalling and then reinstalling packages will work (kinda SOP when working with mcrsft stuff) or be efficient, but maybe that's part of the learning curve...
 
  


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