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Old 11-09-2004, 02:01 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: a small village faraway in the mountains
Distribution: Fedora Core 1, Slackware 10.0 | 2.4.26 | custom, Slackware 10.2 | 11.0, Slackware64-13
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Serious Troble with X server


I am using FedoraCore1.

I am having problems with my X server . It working fine earlier one
night.I copied some files (actually it was a complete CD) into a FAT-32
partition mounted on my linux partition (my linux partition is ext3) and
then switched off the system
and went off to sleep.

Next morning i found that my X server won't run.It crashed!!!!
Whenever i booted my machine in runlevel 5 it wold flip between
a blank screen(the X server) and a command line login prompt
with an error message:
"[drm.......something.....)]*ERROR*131056 wanted 131064"

It would flip so fast that i had trouble logging in also.

Somehow with my exeptional typing skills i logged in and switched
to runlevel 3. Everything works fine on runlevel 3.
But startx still wont run. It would attemp to start the X server but fail
and give the error message

"[drm.......something.....)]*ERROR*131056 wanted 131064"

I booted my PC from a live CD and it worked fine(i did this just to
check if my hardware was alright)

Some 'Geeks' told me that my X server was gone and i have to
reconfigure or reinstall it
But since i am a Newbie i don't how to do the either of them.
Old 11-09-2004, 03:58 AM   #2
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I don't know if there is a graphical configuration tool in fedora, but it seems that your x server doesn't support 3D (the drm module). Try to deactivate 3D. Do do this manually, remove the lines 'Load "dri"' and 'Load "glx"' from your XF86Config. If you can get X running in 2D mode, then you may know how to help yourself


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