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Old 07-14-2005, 06:55 AM   #1
satimis
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X window fails to start


Hi folks,

Fedora Core 3

For unknown reason X window failed to start after boot up hanging on

INIT: Id "X" respawning too fast : disabled for 5 miniutes


Problem happened after running "yum update" but no warning discovered during update.

Tried "boot Init 3 and also Init 1"

as USER

$ startx
Warning
Xauth: error while loading shared libriries: libXmu.so.1: cannot open shared object file, No such file or directory
Repeated
..............
Xauth: error while loading shared libriries: libXmu.so.6: cannot open shared object file, No such file or directory
.........

Please advise how to fix this problem

Remark: I'm connecting Internet using Koppnox LiveCD on the same PC

B.R.
satimis

Last edited by satimis; 07-14-2005 at 07:03 AM.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 10:57 AM   #2
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Those packages are provided by xorg libraries. Maybe you need to do "yum upgrade" instead of "yum update".
 
Old 07-14-2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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Hi reddazz,

Tks for your advice.

I did following test;

Booted to 'init 3' and login as Root

# ldd `which xauth`
Code:
libXmuu.so.1=> not found
libXext.so.6=> not found
libX11.so.6=> not found
libc.so.6=> /lib/tls/libc.so.6 (0x00882000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x00868000)
# more /etc/ld.so.conf
Code:
# Begin /etc/ld.so.conf

/usr/local/lib
/opt/lib

#End /etc/ld.so.conf
Any folk on the Forum know how to re-create the lost symbolic links? Please advise.

TIA

B.R.
satimis
 
Old 07-14-2005, 12:50 PM   #4
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I suggest that you reinstall xorg. You may have to do this manually because rpm will wnat to remove anything thats dependnt on it if you try to remove it using yum or rpm. Just grab the latest packages from a Fedora update mirror.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 08:29 PM   #5
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Hi reddazz,

Tks for your advice.

Quote:
I suggest that you reinstall xorg. You may have to do this manually because rpm will wnat to remove anything thats dependnt on it if you try to remove it using yum or rpm. Just grab the latest packages from a Fedora update mirror.
Before reinstalling xorg as advice. I did further test as follow;

Booted 'init 3' and login as root

# ls /usr/X11R6/bin/ grep libXmuu (then, libXert, libX11)

They were there
libXmuu.so1
libXmuu.so1.0
libXert.so.6
libXert.so6.4
libX11.so.6
libX11.so6.2

Tried editing /etc/ld.so.conf as follows, respectively;

1)
Code:
# Begin /etc/ld.so.conf

#/usr/local/lib
/usr/X11R6/lib
/opt/lib

#End /etc/ld.so.conf
# ldconfig
# startx

2)
Code:
# Begin /etc/ld.so.conf

#/usr/local/lib
/usr/X11R6/lib
/usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib
/opt/lib

#End /etc/ld.so.conf
# ldconfig
# startx


Both with similar fatal error warning popup;
Code:
......
could not open default font 'fixed'
consult the The X.org Foundation support at hppt://wiki.X.org for help
please also check log file at "/var/log/X.org.0.log" for additional information.
Checked that file. no additional information found.

Any comment. TIA

B.R.
satimis
 
Old 07-15-2005, 12:52 AM   #6
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Search google for
Quote:
could not open default font 'fixed'
There are a lot of results and I am sure there will be an answer to your problem.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 06:24 AM   #7
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Hi reddazz,

Problem solved. X window now revives.

Solution: - add following line to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
"/usr/X11R6/lib/fonts"

$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Code:
.....
# the X server to render fonts.
        RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
        FontPath     "unix/:7100"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/fonts"
........
$ cat /etc/ld.so.conf
Code:
# Begin /etc/ld.so.conf

#/usr/local/lib
/usr/X11R6/lib
/usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib/
/opt/lib

# End /etc/ld.so.conf
Tks again for your advice.

B.R.
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