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Old 12-18-2009, 10:58 AM   #1
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startx on Gentoo guest (VirtualBox) giving STRANGE errors , please help :(

Hey everyone

I was able to install Gentoo Linux and xorg-server on my VirtualBox VM,but after I configured xorg.conf as per the instructions on the Gentoo Wiki for VirtualBox and I ran startx, the screen flashes for a second and then X server crashes and I get an error like this:

Fatal server error:

Caught signal 11. Server aborting

waiting for X server to begin accepting connections
giving up
xinit: Connection reset by peer (errno 104): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error

here is my .kernel config file from /usr/src/linux/.config:

and my xorg.conf file:

and my Xorg.0.log file:

any ideas on how I should go about fixing this problem? All help is GREATLY appreciated!!!!
Old 12-19-2009, 04:24 AM   #2
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Change your video card driver to 'vesa' in the xorg.conf file and try again, if it works then you selected the wrong driver or it auto-selected the wrong one. This is probably the most common error for xorg.
Old 02-08-2011, 09:25 AM   #3
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Thanks Affinity,

Your suggestions worked for me. I suffered a lot and your suggestion of 'vesa' worked for me.




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