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Old 11-25-2003, 12:33 PM   #1
somedude
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KDE Problem after replacing video card


Hello everybody,

Here's the issue:
- video card dead
- replaced it with one that was laying around (ATI Rage II + DVD)
- done XFree86 -configure
- X starts, but nothing loads and all additional windows flash briefly on the screen without displaying any graphics or text
- right-clicking on the desktop does give me a (reduced) context menu

After plenty of disk activity, I get a couple of icons on the panel and this message:
Could not start process.
Unable to create io-slave.
Too many open files.

The X log doesn't clue me in as to what the problem might be.

I don't even know where to start looking.
My guess is that the card is too old and cra**y and 9.1 can't use it.

I would appreciate some ideas.
Thank you.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 01:05 PM   #2
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Maybe you misconfigured. Did you try the Mandrake config tool. Also, when you right click on the desktop, if you can execute command
init 3
it should drop you out of X so that you can run this tool.

http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/Mandrak...xfdrake-expert
'If you cannot get the graphical environment at boot time, and only the command-line interface, log in as root and launch the XFdrake command. You will get the exact same tool as described in the Section , “XFDrake: Full-Configuration Video Tool” section, but in text mode.'

R.O.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 01:29 PM   #3
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RolledOat,

Of course I misconfigured! But what?

I can get out of X either by ctrl+alt+bksp or by right clicking on the desktop.

The key here is XFdrake , for which I thank you.
The last time I did a command line configuration was when xconfigurator was still a valid command.

This is why I tried the -configure option.

Thanks very much for your help.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 01:36 PM   #4
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There should be a way to come up to runlevel 3 at boot, but don't know Mandrake's boot gui at all. Maybe someone can jump in and help get to runlevel 3. The
init 3
command, any way, through any console, or run command anywhere you can enter it should drop you out of X.

R.O.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 02:39 PM   #5
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I'm good. XFdrake did the trick - got me into X.

Thanks for your help.
 
  


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