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Old 04-23-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
Frank Soranno
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How to remove /tmp/.X0-lock?


debian:/home/frank# X -configure

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.

How do I remove /temp/.XD-lock?
 
Old 04-23-2007, 04:20 PM   #2
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You are not running this under X by any chance?
If you want to configure an X server, it has to not be running!

So either you go to console (ctrl alt f1) and then
/etc/init.d/kdm stop (replace with gdm or xdm depending on what you use)
then X -configure. If it keeps on telling you that this file exist, just rm it:
rm /tmp/.X0-lock

Or

If you want you can start a second X server
X -configure :1
This will launch a second X server on display 1
 
Old 04-23-2007, 04:35 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by nx5000
You are not running this under X by any chance?
If you want to configure an X server, it has to not be running!

So either you go to console (ctrl alt f1) and then
/etc/init.d/kdm stop (replace with gdm or xdm depending on what you use)
then X -configure. If it keeps on telling you that this file exist, just rm it:
rm /tmp/.X0-lock

Or

If you want you can start a second X server
X -configure :1
This will launch a second X server on display 1
I tried to change resolution from 1280x1024 to 1024x786 in the Configure-KDEesktop but it keeps reverting to 1280x1024, so tried X -configure, now i get this error?
 
Old 04-23-2007, 05:00 PM   #4
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I tried to change resolution from 1280x1024 to 1024x786 in the Configure-KDEesktop but it keeps reverting to 1280x1024
Never used Configure-KDEesktop. I might try. I usually set once my resolution in xorg configuration and don't change it.
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so tried X -configure, now i get this error?
Maybe because of what i said 2 post before?
 
  


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