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Old 09-01-2004, 11:04 PM   #1
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Can't start X -server

i can't start the GUI of my Fedora core 2....i always get this error -> "can't start the x server (you graphical interface) It is likely that it's not set up correctly. Would you like to view the x server output to diagnose the problem "...please help
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Welcome to LQ cpberce. First things ... you should post your query in the right forum. This forum is for questions and suggestions relating to the LQ website.

Your question will be moved to an appropriate forum - either Software or Fedora.

Now about your problem ...

Can you pls check the content of /var/log/Xorg.0.log. you will get a better idea of why X is unable to come up. Generally the last few lines will have the reason why X could not start.
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Old 09-02-2004, 10:18 PM   #4
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Thanks Ppur,

sorry i'm really new to this so i posted in the wrong forum.....

regarding your advise to check "/var/log/Xorg.1.log"....i was able to open that
but on the bottom part of the log file i saw errors like.....

(EE) Screen(s) found, but non have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Hoping for your response, thanks pls bear with me
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Well, at this point, you pretty much have all the information you need to start troubleshooting this:

Your X server is definitely misconfigured, and the "screens found, but none have a useable configuration" error indicates that one of your settings in the X configuration file is wrong-- probably your monitor sync ranges (if your monitor or video card was wrong, no screens would be found, but they are, the problem is that their config does not make sense in some way, so cannot set up a display).

It would be best if you could post /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and the specs of your monitor (at least the make and model, if you don't have a manual for it), and the make and model of your video card.


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