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Old 06-30-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
vegetassj2
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Exclamation Serious probem!!!! I can't even startup I think it's my X who fails


hi,

My computer totaly freaked out since yesterday.
When I booted my Pentium IV (2.4Ghz, 200Gigs, 512 megs memory) yesterday with the latest Fedora 3 kernel. Okay everything seems normal at the boot screen.

...
[ OK ]
[ OK ]
[ OK ]
....
starting wine [ OK ]

Init: "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes.

next the little half-circle at the top on the right stopped moving and I cannot move with the mouse (of course I can move it but you can't see it on the screen... lol) or press any keys at the keyboard.
Okay than I'll have to restart but I'll use ' linux rescue' to see what the problem exactly is.
*inserts the CD*
*presses the reset button*
*enters 'linux rescue' *

I looked at all log files from startup and in one of them I can see something like this:

<All the processes> [ OK ]
starting Wine [ OK ]
kernel: audit (<lots of numbers> .19320): avc : denied {execmod} for pid=<number> comm=kdm path = /usr/bin/kdm
kernel: audit (<lots of numbers> .19320): avc : denied {execmod} for pid=<number> comm=kdm path = /usr/bin/kdm
kernel: audit (<lots of numbers> .19320): avc : denied {execmod} for pid=<number> comm=kdm path = /usr/bin/kdm
kernel: audit (<lots of numbers> .19320): avc : denied {execmod} for pid=<number> comm=kdm path = /usr/bin/kdm
kernel: audit (<lots of numbers> .19320): avc : denied {execmod} for pid=<number> comm=kdm path = /usr/bin/kdm
kernel: audit (<lots of numbers> .19320): avc : denied {execmod} for pid=<number> comm=kdm path = /usr/bin/kdm
kernel: audit (<lots of numbers> .19320): avc : denied {execmod} for pid=<number> comm=kdm path = /usr/bin/kdm
kernel: audit (<lots of numbers> .19320): avc : denied {execmod} for pid=<number> comm=kdm path = /usr/bin/kdm
Init: "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

okay so my X has a problem. let's check the xorg.conf file than.
I downloaded an nvidiakernel (luckely I saved the shellscript to do it), changed "nv" to "nvidia" in my xorg.conf file , saved and rebooted. Now I don't get an X server but I can go trought the whole startup process and I get a prompt. (you know the one you get before your graphical login)
but every 5 minutes I get the Init: "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes-error serveral times. so I shutted down my computer and I'm now on another one (seems logical to me )
So does anybody knows how I can get X back to work?


sorry if I misspelled some words but you know:
don't make any mistaeks
 
Old 06-30-2005, 07:09 PM   #2
mikedeatworld
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try typing xconfigurator or how about XF86Setup --

if you read through the top section in your xconfig file, there is usually a command that will let you reconfigure your x server.
 
Old 07-01-2005, 05:22 AM   #3
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I used VI to take a look in my xorg.conf what command I should use. I think it's on the top, right? well there stood
Code:
#this page is generated by system-config-display
so I used the system-config-display command
and this was my output

Code:
# system-config-display
Trying with card: NVIDIA Geforce 4 (generic)
Couldn't start X server on card 0
Couldn't start X server with old configuration, trying with a fresh configuration.
Trying with card: NVIDIA Geforce 4 (generic)
Windowmanager warning: lost connection display ' :17.0 '
Most likely the X server was shut down or killed/destroid the windowmanager.
At the second Trying with card... I got a little X server. but Just a very very small one with one diaglog: the one where you can change the resolution, numbers of colors and the dual-head. I pressed OK and I got back to the prompt. Than I tried
Code:
# startx
And I got an X !!!!!!!!! but it was only the one with the green konsole (you know when you just installed a new version of Fedora and you didn't check on the KDE or GNOME X server)
I thought okay than I'll reboot and I can login again. I rebooted but it FAILED! I got the Init: "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes-error message again and the half-circle stopped moving again (darn!). So do I have to start linux rescue again and do the nvidia-things again?
or maby I used the wrong command.

please help


and again:
don't make any mistaeks
 
  


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