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Old 07-18-2010, 05:53 AM   #1
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startx - no screens found

hello you all
well I need some help from you guys
recently I tried to install vncserver over my dedicated server and after lots and lots of tries I have got to a stop since I don't know how to go further
so let me describe what I did

first of all my linux distro is CentOS

I have managed to install and run vncserver successfully (firewall is off on server) and added fluxbox to the vnc startup script
but seems I have some issues connecting with the IP and so on

tried to debug and see what exactly is wrong and got to thing that there is no issue with vnc as it's installed and runs correctly

so tried to open startx (X Window System - well at least I think that is is since I'm no expert in Linux/CentOS) and got a error that says

xauth:  creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.2458

_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

X Window System Version 7.1.1
Release Date: 12 May 2006
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18-53.el5 x86_64 Red Hat, Inc.
Current Operating System: Linux 2.6.34-xxxx-std-ipv4-64 #2 SMP Thu Jun 17 0
7:14:52 UTC 2010 x86_64
Build Date: 13 May 2010
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.1.1-48.76.el5_5.1
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Module Loader present
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: Sun Jul 18 12:51:23 2010
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
XIO:  fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
      after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
says that no screen found
not sure how to set one up since I don't have one as it's a dedicated server so no physical access to it

not sure if that is the problem here but any help is highly appreciated

thanks all you reply,
Old 07-18-2010, 10:45 AM   #2
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You should check your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file like it says:
(EE) No devices detected.
The device it needs is a graphics driver to run your card so
that it gives output to your monitor. Maybe start with what you
have in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file on the native system?
Old 07-18-2010, 10:48 AM   #3
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this is what I got
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

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

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "vmware"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
also tried installing KDE and that didn't work also think since it needs access to this


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