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Old 12-21-2005, 03:43 AM   #1
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Problem Starting X server

Hi to all.I installed RH Linux9 yesterday and install some applications after that installation i restart my machine, at that time i was running gnome X server.After the restart i again start Xserver successfully and keeps on working, in the mean time lite goes off and system turned off improperly. but after power failure when i start my computer again and try to start X server and run the command startx the screen blink for a while and then show error could not start X server and ask to check the log file. i check the log file but couldn't understand any thing.This happen only when i log in as root and if i try to login as other user named admin (which i created at the time of installation), there is no prob starting X server. What could i do to repair my X server. please help me out how to do this using the easiest way but not to install Linux again. waiting for replies and help.
Old 12-21-2005, 05:13 AM   #2
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can you post the output on your screen and the contents of the log file?
Old 12-28-2005, 02:45 AM   #3
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How can i post the output of my screen as i cannt start x server and have only one system. i have already told that i m new to linux and dont know how to connect to internet from text based. so its impossible to post the out put of the screen.
Old 12-28-2005, 03:58 AM   #4
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You can of course make use of a virtual console. If you type ALT+F1 ... up till ALT+F6 (or is it ALT+CTRL+F1 and so on, I am always confused if I have to write it as an instruction ) you get to another console. Login and start "links" or "lynx" to get a text based webbrowser. It's a little bit funny if you are not used to it.
Logged in in two consoles and switching between them allows you looking at the error messages in the one console while typing it in your browser in the other.
Old 01-10-2006, 04:26 AM   #5
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hmmmmm. thanx for help. but now i have installed linux again. but thanx because it will help at any other time.


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