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Old 01-26-2005, 02:49 AM   #1
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Why X is failed to start

I have installed RH9 on a P4 machine, and everything runs smooth
But after I power down the computer abnormally (unpluging the power),
X is crashed. Can anyone help me to figure out the reason?

I can login in console mode, but I cannot start X using root or other user.
It have the following messages in the console:

XFree86 Version 4.3.0 (Red Hat Linux release: 4.3.0-2)
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.20-3bigmem i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 27 February 2003
Build Host:

Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.4.20-8 ( (gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)) #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003
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: Wed Jan 26 15:42:57 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"

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

I have viewed the XFree86.0.log, it contains no error information but stop at the line:
... ...
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "vbe"
(II) LoadModule: "vbe"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvbe.a
(II) Module vbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
(II) Module int10: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) VESA(0): initializing int10
(II) VESA(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000 (<--stopped here)

Before the X crashed, the log will continue with the following lines:

(II) VESA(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Version 3.0
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 32768 kB
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 1.0
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: 6325
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: test1200
(**) VESA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) VESA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) VESA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) VESA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
... ...

Is it because X cannot detect the VESA BIOS? or other reasons?
and how to solve it?
Please kindly help me, thanks.


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