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Old 10-27-2004, 02:50 PM   #1
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X.ORG Broken... is it possible to fix!?


Hello everyone,
I am running a Slackware 10 box on my HP Compaq nc6000 laptop and I was nanometers away from having it exactly the way that I wanted it. I do, however, have a penchant for bleeding edge technology and ALSA was not working properly, so I decided to update with slapt-get and see if this would fix my alsa woes while upgrading me to the latest and greatest packages. Everything went well until the update completed and I rebooted. After I logged in I attempted to start X and was greeted with the following error:

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me@SlackTop:~$ startx

X Window System Version 6.8.1
Release Date: 17 September 2004
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.1
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.27 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux SlackTop 2.6.9 #5 Wed Oct 27th 05:01:35 CDT 2004 i686
Build Date: 18 October 2004
     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: Wed Oct 27th 12:19:55 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) Failed to load module "Keyboard" (module does not exist, 0)
No matching visual for _GLcontextMode with visual class = -1 (-1), nplanes = 0
No matching visual for _GLcontextMode with visual class = -1 (-1), nplanes = 0
No matching visual for _GLcontextMode with visual class = -1 (-1), nplanes = 0
No matching visual for _GLcontextMode with visual class = -1 (-1), nplanes = 0
No matching visual for _GLcontextMode with visual class = -1 (-1), nplanes = 0
No matching visual for _GLcontextMode with visual class = -1 (-1), nplanes = 0
No matching visual for _GLcontextMode with visual class = -1 (-1), nplanes = 0
No matching visual for _GLcontextMode with visual class = -1 (-1), nplanes = 0
No matching visual for _GLcontextMode with visual class = -1 (-1), nplanes = 0
No matching visual for _GLcontextMode with visual class = -1 (-1), nplanes = 0
(EE) No Input driver matching 'Keyboard'
No core keyboard

Fatal sever error:
failed to initialize core devices

Please consult the X.Org Foundation support
     at http://wiki.X.Org
  for help
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
        after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
me@SlackTop:~$
At first I thought this error had to do with a faulty config file, so I recompiled and re-installed my ATI drivers and re-ran fglrxconfig to create a new xorg.conf file, but none of that seemed to work, any ideas what I can do, because I would like to avoid re-installing at all costs. Thank you in advance to all for help.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 03:17 PM   #2
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Looks like you need to configure the keyboard in /etc/X11/xorg.conf


for example

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
# Option "XKbOptions" ""
EndSection

xorg.conf doesn't seem to understand 'Keyboard'
 
Old 10-27-2004, 04:10 PM   #3
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does anyone know what the default driver option for Slackware is... like posting samples of x.org keyboard sections that would help. thanks.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 04:41 PM   #4
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I just dealt with this problem last night, so I figured I'd register and reply.

Like tobyl said, the driver value needs to be changed from "Keyboard" to "kbd". That worked for me.

I had to make this change after updating X.org via Swaret, and again in the conf generated by ATi's fglrxconfig.

ATi's drivers still crash X though .
 
Old 10-27-2004, 05:07 PM   #5
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hi,

sounds like you upgraded from xorg-6.7 to xorg-6.8. all you need to do is change 'driver " Keyboard" ' to ' driver "kbd" '. many people had that prob.

and indeed: ati-drivers make my system freeze ( no ctrl-alt-F6 response )
but those drivers are very outdated. ( time for new ati drivers, but i don't think they care ...)

egag
 
Old 10-27-2004, 09:18 PM   #6
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yet another problem

ok, X now starts but I get another error:

Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.

I updated kde via slapt-get too, anything else I need to edit to fix this problem?
 
Old 10-27-2004, 09:22 PM   #7
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If you updated recently be sure you installed libidn package (it was added, wasn't there before).
 
Old 10-27-2004, 09:36 PM   #8
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yup... that fixed it, thanks for all the help
 
Old 10-27-2004, 10:21 PM   #9
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I hate to keep beating this drum, but always read the changelogs. Swaret and slapt-get are not perfect tools. BOth of your problems were explained in the changelogs.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 12:18 AM   #10
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sorry, searched X.org wiki readme's and howto's... found no information on either subject, that's why I turn to the excellent user-supported communities... seesh
 
Old 10-28-2004, 12:26 AM   #11
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Try slackware's changelog : ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar.../ChangeLog.txt
 
Old 10-28-2004, 12:35 AM   #12
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Elec, I don't think he was bringing it up to down you or anything. He was just giving you and the rest of us non-changelog reading fools some sound advice to save us time and headaches later.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 11:42 AM   #13
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To start off congrats on fixing the problem Electronique. Now after editing my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to reflect the keyboard changes I find that I have the same exact issue that you were having with the libidn problem.

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Originally posted by gbonvehi
If you updated recently be sure you installed libidn package (it was added, wasn't there before).
I have a question about this. I did a slapt-get --upgrade and that is how I got the new files. My question is about the libidn file and whether or not it was downloaded and just not installed. If that is the case where is it located? If that is not the case I was curious where it is loacated so that I can download it specificly. Thanks.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 05:24 PM   #14
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slapt-get --search libidn
if it is not installed it will say:
Code:
linidn 0.5.8-i486-1 [inst=no]: libidn (GNU Internationalized Domain Name Library)
the just do a slapt-get --install libidn

and it will download it and install it
 
Old 11-01-2004, 01:19 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by electronique
slapt-get --search libidn
if it is not installed it will say:
Code:
linidn 0.5.8-i486-1 [inst=no]: libidn (GNU Internationalized Domain Name Library)
the just do a slapt-get --install libidn

and it will download it and install it
I am not sure whether it is downloaded or not because whenever I run any slapt-get command it comes back with an error that reads: error while loading shared libraries: libidn.so.11: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory. So I guess I will have to find another way to get it onto my computer. Thanks for the help.
 
  


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