Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-09-2004, 11:47 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: India
Distribution: Elx, RH9, Knoppix 3.6, FedoraCore3(test2)
Posts: 53

Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy Xfree86 crashed!!! in Redhat9

My xfree86 has crashed and the GUI is not loading....
I had earlier posted it here some of them sent me some help i shall elaborate

>redhat-config-xfree86 from root
This gave me some GDK error...

I then checked the log file in the path the system showed me in xfree86
there it says that it is not able to load bitmap module and then it unloads it and then says it doesnot exist
similarly it says about the pcidata
these are the two modules it will not load..... and hence i m not able to go into the GUI .....

CroMagnon: U have told me to search for the [particular file but please tell me what to do if i do find it and how to reapir it

If there is any way i can compile the xfree86 or patch it up please tell me...

I have loaded Redhat9 and am new to linux and want ot fight this out.. i dont want to reload the OS RH9 i want to solve the problem here...
Old 09-10-2004, 01:01 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 900

Rep: Reputation: 33
Hi satish,

If you can find those two missing files, you need to copy them to their correct locations. I'll assume you're not too comfortable in the command prompt... login as root, and first of all, type:
(this will probably take a while)


Now, this is the path and file that should exist. See if you can find the file anywhere on your system by typing:
locate libbitmap.a
this will print anywhere it finds the file on your system. Let's say it prints "/usr/libbitmap.a".
Your next step is to copy it to it's proper location by doing this:
cp /usr/libbitmap.a /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
Do the same for the other file, /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a

If you can't find these files on your system, you will likely have to reinstall X windows using your RedHat CD and the rpm command. I'm not too hot on my rpm, so I won't try and tell you how to do that - you could post a query in the RedHat group for a better response in that case.

Good luck!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Xfree86 crashed!!! in Redhat9 satish427 Red Hat 1 09-11-2004 02:01 PM
Help configuring XFree86 on YDL 2.3 (black screen & failed XFree86 -configure) EnVoy Linux - General 1 11-24-2003 05:32 PM
Best Antivirus for Redhat9, and what is Xfree86 mobassir Linux - Software 5 08-27-2003 02:05 AM
Redhat9 Xfree86 problem raghugs Linux - Distributions 3 07-27-2003 12:00 PM
Will ATI Radeon 8500 XFree86 4.2 driver work with Xfree86 4.3? Stevetgn Linux - Hardware 1 06-24-2003 07:16 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration