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Old 04-05-2004, 10:46 AM   #1
LinuxLala
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Red Hat 7.1 messed up


I have a RH 7.1 system which was working fine suddenly the system
stopped showing anything on the screen may be bcoz of inactivity I
thought and restarted the system but even after writing reboot nothing
happened so I rebooted it manually by powering off and on

But now the GUI is not working evenif I write startx on the root
prompt I am getting the following errors

error in locking authority file /root/.Xauthority

Could not create lock file in /tmp/tX0-lock

tried altering my XF86config file manually as well as using the setup command from shell still no luck.

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This email I recieved from a friend. Can anybody explain what is wrong?

Could it be that he has run out of disc space?
 
Old 04-05-2004, 11:10 AM   #2
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Delete your /tmp files and then also remove or check the permissions on the .Xauthority file, you can even just delete it as well as it will get recreated when starting X.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 12:58 PM   #3
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Thanks trick.

I have suggested this to my friend and I'll get back with the result.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 04:43 AM   #4
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There is nothing inside /tmp file also I tried deleting .Xauthority file. After rebooting the system now when I write startx I get the following error

Execve failed for /etc/X11/X(error no. 40)
Xinit :server error
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This email I recieved from my friend in reply to what trick said.

Would running fsck help? 'coz i think that Error 40 is ELOOP which happens if too many symbolic links were encountered while resolving a file name. And this started happening suddenly, so does that mean that the filesystem is probably sick?
 
  


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