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Old 03-01-2005, 12:50 AM   #1
meenalborkar
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Exclamation Xserver not starting


Dear All

At my home I installed Redhat 9.0, at the time of installation I selected graphical login. In inittab also runlevel is 5. Still machine boots in command mode and if I tried command startx then
says

Xserver can not start
Fatal error 10:

disabled for 5 minutes


Not at all getting anything.
Please Help me..


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Meenal
 
Old 03-01-2005, 01:56 AM   #2
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Have you tried reconfiguring your xserver?
 
Old 03-01-2005, 06:00 AM   #3
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X server not starting

Hello there

Thanks for quick reply. But I don't know how to reconfigure the xserver. Anybody can tell me about that?


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Old 03-01-2005, 06:40 AM   #4
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I think redhat 9 uses xfree86 so try running "xf86config" as root.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 01:24 PM   #5
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I had a similar problem recently when I installed RHL 9 Publisher's Edition. The Xserver would not run and I had no idea why not. I had a book of instruction for the GUI but it kept starting in Command Line mode. I was totally lost so I tried swapping video components. A different monitor did no good, but replacing the Rendition Verite AGP-2X video card with an old Cirrus Logic card from a Windows 3.1 PC did the trick. XFree was recognizing the AGP-2X card and trying to start, but it just couldn't make things operate. Now it operates like the book says it should so I can concentrate on learning Linux.
I wish you luck.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 08:25 PM   #6
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-rerun the xconfig program (not sure what it is in rh9 sorry). this will rewrite your XF86config file.
-check and see if /home or /tmp is full, or unwrittable for some other reason
-make sure XFS starts
-make sure your networking is configured correctly (hostname resolves, etc)

do all this from run level 3, not 5

"X -probeonly" may provide some idea of what exactly isn't working

good luck
 
  


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