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Old 06-13-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
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rhel6 ws & X11

Hi all I'm new to this forum and Linux in general. I have been assigned a task to install Redhat as a VM with Xen. I did the install from a iso that I downloaded from the Redhat site. When I run the command # startx I get this.

X.Org X Server 1.7.7
Release Date: 2010-05-04
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: hs20-bc2-3 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5
Current Operating System: Linux 2.6.32-131.2.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed May 18 07:07:37 EDT 2011 x86_64
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_swap rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us console=hvc0 crashkernel=129M@0M rhgb quiet graphical utf8
Build Date: 07 April 2011 05:43:45PM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.7.7-29.el6
Current version of pixman: 0.18.4
Before reporting problems, check
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Jun 13 17:01:40 2011
Primary device is not PCI
(==) Using default built-in configuration (21 lines)
(EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the Red Hat, Inc. support
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

giving up.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

Now from that it seems like the problem is that its not finding the devices or something. To be honest I have no idea what the problem is. Any help would be appreciated.

Also when I list my /dev it has no fbdev

Thanks again
Old 06-13-2011, 05:41 PM   #2
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you do know that "startx" is and has not been required in many many many years
in RHEL 5 and 6 gdm well auto run to start gnome

and did you ?
Please consult the Red Hat, Inc. support
contact them ?
seeing as RHEL is not free and you MUST buy a license

just what did you install ?
the default "server" version ?
or the default "Desktop" version
or some "custom " install


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