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Old 08-06-2003, 09:53 PM   #1
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How can I start X remotely?

I wanted to use a couple of GTK+ apps on my machine back home. right now I'm on the move.

I just got VNC installed on this machine, but now I can't get X to start via SSH. Gives me a no screens error, which I know is wrong. I have X working just fine when I actually sit at the machine.

Oh yeah <stupid story> I tried to recompile my kernel via SSH from Europe about three weeks ago, and forgot to run lilo at the end to update the boot config. Long story short, it all worked great except that it wouldn't boot. Oops! </stupid story>

This is on slackware 9.0 with the 2.4.21 kernel.
Old 08-06-2003, 10:16 PM   #2
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hmph... I look in the log and I get a strange error that I've never seen before:

(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD4000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xDC000000
(WW) System lacks support for changing MTRRs
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found


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