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Old 06-23-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
Registered: May 2007
Distribution: slackware 11
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Eterm fatal server error

when i open Eterm, i get this error message

'Fatal server error : server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again. Couldnt get a file descriptor referring to the console.'

then eterm kind of hangs for 10 seconds or so, but then gives me the prompt. i was just wondering why i get this error?

Last edited by mobilemonkey; 06-23-2007 at 06:10 PM.
Old 06-24-2007, 08:27 AM   #2
Registered: May 2007
Distribution: slackware 11
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ive resolved the error. it seems to have been because of the Eterm option 'login shell' set to '1' (found in the config file in my home dir). Eterm was reading my .bash_profile, and because this file contains the command 'startx', to boot straight into X after login, Eterm must have been trying to start another instance of X, and X wasnt happy about that, hence the 'fatal server error, server is already active for display 0'.

Last edited by mobilemonkey; 06-24-2007 at 08:28 AM.


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