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Old 10-27-2003, 04:36 AM   #1
ust
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can't start xwindows


when I run the startx , then pop the eror , can suggest what is wrong ?

#/usr/X11R6/bin/startx

/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): no server "X" in PA
TH

Use the -- option, or make sure that /usr/X11R6/bin is in your path and
that "X" is a program or a link to the right type of server
for your display. Possible server names include:

XFree86 XFree86 displays

giving up.
/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X s
erver
/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 04:55 AM   #2
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It looks like you don't have a complete installation of XFree86 or your $PATH isn't correct. What distribution do you use and how did you install it?

Anyway, you could look up the clues supplied and type which X to see if there's a program called X in your path that is executable.

Håkan
 
Old 10-27-2003, 06:06 AM   #3
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I tried to login su - , it solve the path problem , but pop the below error :
I think the driver is not properly installed , can I auto detect the display driver ? on the other hand , i don't know what is my display card model no. , how can I setup the driver ? thx.

XFree86 Version 4.2.1 (Red Hat Linux release: 4.2.1-21) / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
Release Date: 18 October 2002

Before reporting any problems, please make sure you are using the most
recent XFree86 packages available from Red Hat by checking for updates
at http://rhn.redhat.com/errata or by using the Red Hat Network up2date
tool. If you still encounter problems, please file bug reports in the
XFree86.org bugzilla at http://bugs.xfree86.org and/or Red Hat
bugzilla at http://bugzilla.redhat.com

Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.21-1.1931.2.274.entsmp i686 [ELF]
Build Host: daffy.perf.redhat.com

Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.4.18-14smp (bhcompile@stripples.devel.redhat.com) (gc
c version 3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7)) #1 SMP Wed Sep 4 12:34:47 EDT
2002
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: Mon Oct 27 19:05:55 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
(EE) VGA(0): Driver can't support depth 24
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

If you encounter a server crash, please report the problem by filing a bug
report in the XFree86.org bugzilla at http://bugs.xfree86.org and/or Red Hat
bugzilla at http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla. When filing your report, it
is very important that you explain your problem in as much detail as possible,
and include a complete description on how to reproduce the problem. After
submitting the bug report, attach the following files as uncompressed
individual file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment feature:
- X server log file: /var/log/XFree86.0.log
- Kernel log file: /var/log/messages

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:30 AM   #4
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Do a lspci -v and post the results. Also post your complete /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file.

Håkan
 
Old 10-27-2003, 11:45 AM   #5
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I think you didn't Add enough packages for X11 . Me faced it before , but after adding some more packages for X11 , and run redhat-config-xfree86 <-- this command , it recognize my card.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 02:59 PM   #6
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Run the command xf86config to configure XFree86. You will need to know what model your video card is. The only way to find this out is to open the box. If the name of the card isn't clearly written on it, take down all the serial numbers you see and put them into a search engine like google. Soon enough, you should find the make and model. You will also need some technical information on your screen ( horizontal and vertical refresh rates). Go to your screen manufacturer's website and look around. Some distributions will include a program to auto-detect your card and monitor, unfortunately, it often runs only on X ( kind of a catch 22).

Once XFree86 is configured properly ( and if X is properly installed, as hw-tph pointed out), startx will get you going
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:16 PM   #7
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#/lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0012 (rev 13)
Flags: fast devsel

00:00.1 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0012
Flags: fast devsel

00:00.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0000
Flags: fast devsel

00:04.0 Class ff00: Dell Computer Corporation Embedded Systems Management Device
4
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation Embedded Systems Management Device
4
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
Memory at feb80000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
I/O ports at ecf8 [size=8]
I/O ports at ece8 [size=8]
Expansion ROM at fe000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

00:04.1 Class ff00: Dell Computer Corporation PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controll
er 3/Di
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controlle
r 3/Di
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 23
Memory at fe102000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
I/O ports at ec80 [size=64]
Memory at feb00000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

00:04.2 Class ff00: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 000d
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 000d
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 27
I/O ports at ecf4 [size=4]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

00:0e.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27) (prog-i
f 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0121
Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, stepping, medium devsel, latency 3
2
Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
I/O ports at e800 [size=256]
Memory at fe101000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [5c] Power Management version 2

00:0f.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks CSB5 South Bridge (rev 93)
Subsystem: ServerWorks CSB5 South Bridge
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32

00:0f.1 IDE interface: ServerWorks CSB5 IDE Controller (rev 93) (prog-if 82 [Mas
ter PriP])
Subsystem: ServerWorks CSB5 IDE Controller
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
I/O ports at 08c0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 08c8 [size=4]
I/O ports at 08d0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 08d8 [size=4]
I/O ports at 08b0 [size=16]

00:0f.2 USB Controller: ServerWorks OSB4/CSB5 USB Controller (rev 05) (prog-if 1
0 [OHCI])
Subsystem: ServerWorks OSB4/CSB5 USB Controller
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
Memory at fe100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:0f.3 ISA bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0225
Subsystem: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0230
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:10.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0101 (rev 03)
Flags: 66Mhz, medium devsel
Capabilities: [60] PCI-X non-bridge device.

00:10.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0101 (rev 03)
Flags: 66Mhz, medium devsel
Capabilities: [60] PCI-X non-bridge device.

00:11.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0101 (rev 03)
Flags: 66Mhz, medium devsel
Capabilities: [60] PCI-X non-bridge device.

00:11.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0101 (rev 03)
Flags: 66Mhz, medium devsel
Capabilities: [60] PCI-X non-bridge device.

03:06.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5701 Gigabit Ethe
rnet (rev 15)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation Broadcom BCM5701 1000BaseTX
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 28
Memory at fcf10000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] PCI-X non-bridge device.
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [58] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/3 Enable
-

03:08.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5701 Gigabit Ethe
rnet (rev 15)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation Broadcom BCM5701 1000BaseTX
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 29
Memory at fcf00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] PCI-X non-bridge device.
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [58] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/3 Enable
-

04:08.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 0309 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [Norma
l decode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, slow devsel, latency 32
Bus: primary=04, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
Memory behind bridge: fcc00000-fcdfffff
Capabilities: [68] Power Management version 2

05:06.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AIC-7899P U160/m (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0121
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 30
BIST result: 00
I/O ports at cc00 [disabled] [size=256]
Memory at fccff000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at fcd00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

05:06.1 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AIC-7899P U160/m (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0121
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 31
BIST result: 00
I/O ports at c800 [disabled] [size=256]
Memory at fccfe000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at fcd00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

BTW, I didn't hv /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 , can suggest what can i do ? thx
 
  


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