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Old 08-18-2003, 01:54 PM   #1
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Startx error 104


I just installed Redhat 7.1 on an older machine I had sitting around. Every went fine, but when I boot Redhat I end up with a text mode login. After loggin in, I issue the command startx, but I then get a large message that scrolls across the screen very fast, so I can only read the last bit of the error message that stays on the screen. It says: SVGA - Mode definition....then lists a res...and says deleted. Last lines say SVGA - There is no mode definiton name "640 x 840"

Fatal server error
No valid mode found

XIO fatal server IO error 104 ....etc

When I run Xconfigurator and enter all of my correct settings at the end when it tries to test my config it says there is a problem with the configuration and starts Xconfigurator over.

I am running a Trident 9680 vid. card. Should I upgrade Xfree86? How do I find out what version I am running? What should I do? How do you scroll up to read the entire error output from startx?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 02:02 PM   #2
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X put a log into /var/log/XFree86.0.log

This wil give you what X was doing and whats going wrong.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 02:06 PM   #3
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I tried /var/log/XFree86.0.log but I get an error stating file or directory not found. Maybe I am trying to access it wrong. I typed /var/log/XFree86.0.log at the command prompt.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 02:09 PM   #4
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cd /var/log
ls

Shoudl list what log files you have, it maybe under a slightly diffrent name.

then type
vi thelogfile

Which will bring up a text editor so you can read it.

To quit from the text editor Shitft-Q, then type q and enter
 
Old 08-18-2003, 03:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help so far. I read through the log file, and for some reason it lists all the modes as being out of hsync range, evan though I know some were in the range I had set for the monitor. I then ran Xconfigurator again and tried to correct the problem, but when it tried to test the config, the system hung. I restarted, and now the text login promp is displayed for like half a second and then the screen goes blank and the monitor goes into suspend mode. I can't get it to recover from suspect mode. I finally gave up, and decided to reinstall redhat. I had to use a boot disk to start installation the first time, so I tried that, but got a boot failure error - initrd.img fails to load. I made a new boot disk on a windows machine using the rawrite utility, but same book disk failure. Now what do I do?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:09 PM   #6
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umm.. mandrake?? .. i guess thatd be a good idea.. to try something besides RH... who knows it might work... you can dowlnoad it if you have a good connection or buy a cd cheap on the net... well good luck.. i guess if it doesnt work with mandrake either its a hardware issue.. ? not sure though.. good luck though!!
 
Old 08-18-2003, 08:14 PM   #7
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I finally got RH reinstalled, but when I try to run startx I get the same error message:

--SVGA: Mode "1024x768" needs hsync freq of 56.48 khz. Deleted
**FontPath set to "Unix/:7100"
--SVGA:PCI: Trident TGUI 96xx rev 211, Memory @ 0xe000000 etc
--SVGA:Bios reports clock control Bits 0x0
--SVGA:detected a Trident 9680
--SVGA:Revision 1
--SVGA:Using Trident Programable clocks
--SVGA:chipset 9680
--SVGA:videoram 1024k
--SVGA:using 8bpp, Depth 8, color weight 666
--SVGA:Maximun allowed dot-clock: 135.00mhz
--SVGA:There is no mode definition named "640x480"

Fatal server error
No valid modes found

Reporting bug info..........

XIO: fatal IO error 104 9connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests ( 0 known proccessed) with 0 events remaining.


I don't see why it is deleting modes...they are withing the ranges for my monitor, and I programed those in Xconfigurator. Also, I could access the x server log before reinstalling rh, but now it does not exist in the /var/log directory.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 08:40 PM   #8
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Login and type

vi /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (Maybe called XF86Config)

And scroll down to The monitor section. and examine what the setting are.

Here's Mine. Just to give you a sample of what to expect.

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
HorizSync 30-69
VertRefresh 50-120
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

What does yours say? Also what do you have under Section Device?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:03 PM   #9
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I'm not quite sure what I did, but it works, and startx runs perfectly. Thanks for all your help guys.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:38 PM   #10
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lol glad to hear it worked!!
 
  


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