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Old 03-04-2004, 08:25 AM   #1
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xfree86 errors

Again MDK 9.1 X server is down. The Messags is;

(EE) Failed to load module "bitmap" (Module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "pci data" (Module does not exist,0)

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on x server "0.0" after 0 requirements (0known processed) with 0 events remaining.

Old 03-04-2004, 09:14 PM   #2
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Was it working before, or is it a fresh install that has never had X up and running...?

If you have an old copy of an xf86config-4 file around that you know works on your system, you can copy it across and then use it as a base to work from.

If it's a fresh install and has never worked, then you can always open up /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 with a text editor (vim or whatever) and edit the entries - particularly those referring to those modules that are causing it to crash. Alternatively, run <xf86config> to generate a new config file.

Hope this helps...

PS. A cheap and nasty (well, maybe not nasty) way around it all would be to boot from a Knoppix cd, and then copy the XF86Config file from there.
Old 03-04-2004, 09:27 PM   #3
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Easier would be to edit the boot args to boot in runlevel 3 rather than the X runlevel.

Try XFree86 -configure to get XFree to probe your hardware and write out a new config file to try.
Old 03-04-2004, 10:57 PM   #4
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Hi, I had it running well for a good while, I just loged out and rebooted into WIN 98SE.
When I went back to MDK it ran into trouble.

This has happened a few times and I reloaded to solve it.
I was hopeing there might be a work around.



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