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jdwilder 07-26-2006 09:29 PM

X11 fails to start, IO error 104
I am running Fedora 5 on an older Gateway with a Pentium 3. I have never previously had problems with X on this system, and I upgraded to FC5 right after it came out.
Now when I start I get:


(EE) TDFX(0): [dri] tdfx DRI not supported in 32 bpp mode, disabling DRI. Could not init font path element unix:7100, removing from list!

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

Yesterday, when it was still working, I installed FVWM because I wanted to try a window manager that didn't have all of the desktop environment extras. I did an install via RPMs from the FVWM homepage. The only system change I made by hand was to add a fvwm.desktop file to /usr/share/xsessions in order to allow me to change to FVWM from GDM.

Does anyone know a way to fix this? I have looked around and other people (not fedora users, I have not found a fix from a fedora user) have said to run xorgsetup, or xorgconfig. I do not know how to run those (I cannot find them, and their directory must not be in my path because they don't run). I am not very familiar with how X works at all so I don't even know where to start looking.


jdwilder 07-26-2006 09:34 PM

I just tried running X -configure
and then X -config /root.xorg/

but that didn't work either.

jdwilder 07-28-2006 07:10 PM

Does anyone know if I boot with a liveCD and copy the XF86Config, and boot with that config file will it fix the problem?

SHERB142 08-05-2006 10:34 PM

I don't know if that'll solve your problem, but if you need to get into a graphics session to back up data or something, and can get to a command line, start another xsession with

startx -- :1
Good Luck

jdwilder 08-07-2006 12:55 PM

thanks for the tip, I will keep it in mind if I screw things up again. I ended up just installing a new OS, but I am sure I will screw it up again, I love to tinker.

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