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Old 07-20-2003, 01:06 PM   #1
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[redhat9.0] XWindows doesn't start anymore?

suddenly from one day up another i got this error and i haven't installed anything new or deleted stuff? with redhat 8.0 i also got that error but the i just installed it again but this time i really want the answer for this error it's driving me crazy especially since i don't see anything about bitmap module in the config file?

if anybody can help, please tell me ... i want my linux back ;-)


XFree86 Version 4.3.0 (Red Hat Linux release: 4.3.0-2)
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.20-3bigmem i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 27 February 2003
Build Host:

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to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.4.20-8 ( (gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)) #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003
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/XFree86.0.log", Time: Sat May 17 14:05:02 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
(==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
(**) | |-->Device "Videocard0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
(**) XKB: model: "pc102"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "be"
(**) XKB: layout: "be"
(==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
(**) |-->Input Device "DevInputMice"
(**) FontPath set to "unix/:7100"
(**) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
(++) using VT number 7

(II) Open APM successful
(II) Module ABI versions:
XFree86 ANSI C Emulation: 0.2
XFree86 Video Driver: 0.6
XFree86 XInput driver : 0.4
XFree86 Server Extension : 0.2
XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.4
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module bitmap
(II) UnloadModule: "bitmap"
(EE) Failed to load module "bitmap" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6

Fatal server error:
Unable to load required base modules, Exiting...

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
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This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
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Old 07-20-2003, 01:40 PM   #2
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What video card are you using?

Google hits for your error.

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common X configuring tools:
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XFree86 -configure
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, most likely, you want the Linux IA32 driver

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
Old 07-21-2003, 06:37 AM   #3
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in that machine i'm running a 3d prophet 4500! the configuration commands you've giving me i already tried (they were the first things i tried, even changed the videocard) and i don't see what NTFS has to do with this problem? i also looked at google (the second thing i tried) and look at the other bugs but nothing seems to work! tried to update (with the same version but didn't want to because it said it was installed and when i wanted to uninstall it it said it wasn't there)... so you see i already tried lots of stuff!!!

today i just thought of changing the rpmpkgs-file and reinstalling XFree86 4.3.0! maybe that will help! because it seems some modules aren't there so maybe by reinstalling the X it places the libs again! we'll see


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