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Old 03-02-2008, 03:29 PM   #1
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915gm


I have an Acer aspire 3620 laptop with an integrated intel videocard (915GM). It is fine with windows XP. last week I installed redhat enterprise linus advanced server 5.0. Everything was fine until i tried to start my x-widow- it didn't work.

[shaoxian@localhost tmp]$ startx
xauth: creating new authority file /home/shaoxian/.serverauth.4661

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.


I have no idea what I have to do.

Thank you for response.

SY

Last edited by yangshaoxian1000; 03-05-2008 at 10:06 PM.
 
Old 03-02-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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Hi yangshaoxian1000, Welcome to lq. Did you try this ?
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remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-03-2008, 07:25 AM   #3
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I did but the screen went black.
 
Old 03-03-2008, 07:57 AM   #4
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Have you tried logging out and back in? You said you tried "startx" Have you tried running your x configuration? Was x not configured during install?
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-03-2008, 09:50 PM   #5
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I did log out and then back in, it was the same. I didn't do configuration because I do not know how to do it.
 
Old 03-03-2008, 10:49 PM   #6
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Try this, assuming you've logged in as a normal user. If you'r logged in as root or su then skip the su part of the code.

Code:
$ su 
Password:
$ rm /tmp/.X0-lock
$ exit
$ startx
Post your results.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-03-2008, 11:02 PM   #7
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I tried. As soon as I run startx the screen blacked out but returned to normal in seconds.
 
Old 03-03-2008, 11:11 PM   #8
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Post any errors. Just so we're clear, you had x working and as of your post it no longer worked? Have you run any updates?
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:06 AM   #9
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There was no any error message before or after the blacked screen after I issued startx. I didn't do any updates.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 08:05 AM   #10
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So you had x working and as of your post it no longer worked? Try running the configuration tool.

Code:
system-config-display
That should start the x configuration for you.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-04-2008, 08:22 AM   #11
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display settings

videocard intel 915gm this is correct
monitor type (autoconfigured) generic CRT display
I think the monitor is a wrong type but I couldn't do anything.

Last edited by yangshaoxian1000; 03-04-2008 at 06:24 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 08:46 AM   #12
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Let's see your xorg.conf file.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-04-2008, 05:58 PM   #13
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here is my xorg.conf file

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 03-04-2008, 07:07 PM   #14
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Some ideas, The documentation is here. You may also want to upgrade the driver, your package management documentation is here.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-04-2008, 08:53 PM   #15
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I have tried to upgrade the driver for 915gm even tried 915resolution, didn't work. I also checked the installed files, it looks that the X11 files are there. what i can learn from the xorg.conf file?
 
  


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