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Old 07-26-2004, 09:56 AM   #1
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strange message exiting "startx"

hey I'm new,

I just finished installing gentoo linux, at least to the point where I can use 'startx'.

When I begin startx I'm given the option of quitting, or starting a normal (failsafe) session. I start the normal session, and I can only see a black screen. Is this normal?

I press ctrl+alt+backspace to exit, and there are messages that do not look good...

Using vt 7
(II) [GLX]: Initializing GLX extension
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/Speedo/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/Type1/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/local/, removing from list!
xinit: connection to x server lost


I suppose I should just be happy that I can even RUN startx, but if anyone would give me advice in regards to these things, I would be very greatful.
Old 07-26-2004, 11:04 AM   #2
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I think that i can help ...

I think that i can help you but not sure so give it a try
i ever use a gentoo but in my slackware before you can run startx un the first time you need to login as root and write this command "xorgconfig" and answar the question ...
try this it can maybe this your problem but i not sure because i use slack not gentoo

i hope i help ...
Old 07-26-2004, 11:20 AM   #3
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I think they're just empty font directories. I've been getting similar messages on SuSE, but I just ignored it.


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