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Old 10-30-2004, 03:45 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 2: X server failure to start


When I boot up Fedora Core 2, I get an error stating "I cannot start X server". Soon after, it puts me in a command prompt. Is there anything I can do to get this problem straightened out?
 
Old 10-30-2004, 06:37 PM   #2
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Hi RobM, welcome to lq. You'll need to be armed with your monitor specs, horizontal and vertical refresh rates, your video card chipset, and the amount of memory on the card. Once you have that info, this how to should help you, and, may I add, the thanks goes to trickykid, one of our mods, for writing it.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=16

good luck.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 07:17 PM   #3
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Much thanks to both of you. I'm gonna print that out and see what I can do.
 
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It said that there is no xf86config command when I attempted to perform the listed tasks in that howto.
 
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it might be xorgconfig now ?
 
Old 10-30-2004, 09:24 PM   #6
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Tried that one too. "No such command"
 
Old 10-31-2004, 01:12 PM   #7
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Are you trying the commands as root?
good luck.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 01:28 PM   #8
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Yea, I was root. But nothing. I might just try getting a different Distro.

Last edited by RobM; 10-31-2004 at 01:29 PM.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 01:37 PM   #9
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Are you certain you installed the x packages?
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Old 10-31-2004, 03:42 PM   #10
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Pretty sure. It worked pretty good for awhile, then it jsut stopped. I don't believe i was root when it stopped working so i don't know.
 
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Pretty sure. It worked pretty good for awhile, then it jsut stopped. I don't believe i was root when it stopped working so i don't know.
So your x was working at one point, and now it's not? That's new info, you could have a hardware problem. Do you have a live cd to try and diagnose if it's a hardware problem, or a configuration problem?
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Old 11-01-2004, 01:55 PM   #12
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Well, I got Fedora Core 3, and that seems to work fine. So, I'd like to thank everyone for their help.
 
  


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