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Old 06-17-2004, 04:00 AM   #1
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change of network options changes X

Hi all , I have been trying to get a Xterminal setup at home using my Mandrake 10(CE) box and a old 486. I am using LTSP3, and things arent gong too well. I have a couple of issues i came up with while going thru a mini howto.

1) initially i had my network switched off as it was'nt being used, so i took it that it had to be turned on and so went thru the MCC and did "add a new connection" wizard. I first turned on dhcp(i don't think this was right for my case) and then created a host name(Brad) and even a Zeroconf name(whatever that is?) , then turned on the "start at boot" option.Then rebooted.

what i got was a command line login with "Brad login" .ok! I logged in and then wanted to start up X, first i tried startx, this then gave a failure after trying to start x, it was somnething like " server reset by peer" (i'm sorry i couldn't record exactly the error message).

next i tried kde but that gave a failure error message saying that there was screens found but none with proper configuration.

funny thing is that when i rebooted into failsafe mode , I logged in and then switched to "init 5" it brought up x and a proper login.

after a few other tries i reiinstalled the nvidia driver and then when i rebooted it all was fine. So everytime i change my network settings the same problem happens ,i can't get to start X and have to reinstall NVIDIA drivers?

2) following the LTSP mini how to i had to restart the dhcp, So i went to the MCC and started up the services wizard. I could get Xinetd and all the others needed to restart. BUt dhcp said that it was stopped and it was configured to start at boot. I tried start and stop but nothing happened at all.
I started up a terminal and used "services dhcp start" as root. this never said anything but just provided a new linhe.So i presumed that dhcp was then started. i went to the services wizard again and still the same thing, it said that it was stopped.

I don't know if this got anything to do with it but my etho always says failed on boot.

These re the problems that i came across so far, hopefully i can clear them up and contine with this mini project of mine

Thanks in advance
Old 06-17-2004, 04:57 AM   #2
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So everytime i change my network settings the same problem happens ,i can't get to start X and have to reinstall NVIDIA drivers?
Have you tried making further changes and seeing if the same thing happens again? You shouldn't be using dhcp unless there is a dhcp server that will give you an IP address. This might have caused you the problem, with the system trying and failing to get an IP address, whereas in failsafe it probably didn't even try hence all was OK.

If the server is on a local network you should just assign a static IP address such as and see if that works OK.
Old 06-17-2004, 05:27 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply.

yes i thought that would be the case and so i deleted my current etho connection, and redid the wizard just using a static ip address, no host name, and no dns server and no zeroconf name.
restarted and that also didn't allow me to start x. until i reinstalled the nvidia drivers.

how is it possible that x can be affected by network changes?


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