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Old 10-11-2004, 04:53 PM   #1
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X Won't start on all 3 machines


I downloaded DSL 0.8.2 and tried booting on 3 different machines. X wouldn't start on any one of them.

(1)AMD Athlon 2600+ 512MB
I tried booting:
normally
failsafe
expert
fb[all modes]
fb1024x768 acpi=off

(2)PII 500mhz 128MB
I tried booting:
normally
fb800x600 acpi=off

(3)AMD Athlon 2800+ 512MB Compaq Laptop
I tried booting:
normally
failsafe
expert
fb[all modes]
fb1024x768 acpi=off

Every single time I tried to start x, I got this exact same message on all 3 machines:

Code:
xauth: creating new authority file /home/dsl/.Xauthority
xauth: creating new authority file /home/dsl/.Xauthority

insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/arch/i386/kernel/apm.o: init module: no such device
insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/arch/i386/kernel/apm.o: insmod char-major-10-134 failed
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining
 
Old 10-11-2004, 10:23 PM   #2
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try booting with "noapm"?
 
Old 10-12-2004, 06:31 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, that didnt work either...
 
Old 10-20-2004, 11:23 PM   #4
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You'll have to run XF86-Config on the console I think...
 
Old 10-21-2004, 06:27 AM   #5
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Are you talking about running the "wizard" that sets up X86? If so, I've run it like all possible ways, but something still isn't right and X still wont start...
 
Old 11-13-2004, 03:26 PM   #6
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Did you try the command line startx after the faillure ??

Worked for me several times.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 09:22 PM   #7
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Yeah, when I used startx, I got the output I posted above
 
Old 11-14-2004, 04:28 AM   #8
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Can something be wrong with your cd ?

Did you try it on somebody else computer ?
 
Old 11-18-2004, 03:25 PM   #9
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I haven't tried to boot it off of a friends machine. Just the 3 I have at home.

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