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Old 08-08-2003, 08:00 PM   #1
bward
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X Decides it doesn't want to open...


I don't consider myself a noob with linux nor do I have delusions of knowing everything or anything for that matter. Here's my problem.

I've recently installed fluxbox on my slackware box and things were going great. The first time I restarted was today after the box locked up for some reason while I was closing Eterm. (Many things have been changed during this session so trying to narrow down the change could prove to be quite difficult.)

So I restarted and I try to open X.

It changes resolutions, the nvidia splash screen comes up, and then it just closes. No errors to std*, no errors in XFree86.0.log. Nothing seems to be wrong, but it closes right after changing resolutions.

I thought it might have something to do with fluxbox, so i changed the xinit script over to load kde instead. No change.

Okay, might be the nvidia drivers. I change it to use vesa and change the modes. Same thing.

The last line in XFree86.0.log is

(II) Mouse1: ps2EnableDateReporting: succeeded.

Anyone have any ideas?

Specs for the box.

Fairly customized Slackware 9
XFree86 4.2.0
NVIDIA 1.0-4496

Not sure what other info might be relevant.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 12:38 AM   #2
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well since you are not a noob in linux ,you could have tried something else too,like checking the modules of nvidia(anyway you said that it seems not to be problem)
and instead of startx ,
trying
X only
try
X -probeonly 2>somefile
and check the stderr ,at least there should be something
also check the logs
and finally did you tried
/proc/dri
(if you have enabled dri)
 
Old 08-09-2003, 02:49 PM   #3
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like checking the modules of nvidia
forgot to mention lsmod shows the nvidia module open but it does the same thing with vesa.

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trying X only
that works.....

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try X -probeonly 2>somefile
nothing in the logs or temp

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and check the stderr ,at least there should be something
Thats what I meant my std*(stdout, stderr), It shows no errors.

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also check the logs
Thought I said I did that....

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and finally did you tried /proc/dri (if you have enabled dri)
dri is disabled
 
Old 08-10-2003, 12:42 AM   #4
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well X works that definately means that the problem is xinit or fluxbox,
that's the reason no stderr is coming up,since X reports only when it could not open the X-windows,
i don't know anything about fluxbox,have you tried with other wm
 
Old 08-10-2003, 03:09 AM   #5
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i switched it back to kde(the original) and it did the same. atleast you've helped me narrow it down. I can investigate from here.
 
  


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