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Old 10-31-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
woodpecka_04
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X Server Problems


I have been using FC6 for a while now, I was using it this morning in fact -- worked fine. But now when I restart my computer and try to boot into Linux, X won't start. To my knowledge I've not changed any xorg.conf entries since this morning :S . I keep getting the same:

XIO: fatal IO error 04 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"

message at the end of my Xorg.log file.

At the top of the file it also says:
hostname: Hostname lookup failure

and then tries to create a new authority file.

Even when I run startx or sudo startx I receive the same message as above.

The thing is, I kept restarting my machine and eventually it worked...once...but now I have the same problem!? I didn't change anything. What is going on!? I've not updated any software? It has been working fine for months.

I am totally confused, frustrated and annoyed by the whole thing.
Can someone please help me!?

Thanks.
 
Old 11-01-2007, 07:47 AM   #2
bsdunix
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Distribution: Caldera, CTOS, Debian, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Mandrake, OpenBSD, Slackware, Solaris, SuSE, Xubuntu
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The thing is, I kept restarting my machine and eventually it worked...once...but now I have the same problem!? I didn't change anything. What is going on!? I've not updated any software? It has been working fine for months.
No software changes, then check your hardware. Perform basic troubleshooting.

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hostname: Hostname lookup failure
I dont' use Fedora, but the usual place where the hostname is located is in /etc/hosts. Maybe your NIC card failed?
Code:
# cat /etc/hosts
Make sure your hostname is there with IP address, then verify your system still has that IP address associated with a network device.
Code:
# ifconfig -a | grep 1.2.3.4
replace 1.2.3.4 with your IP address
If that looks OK, then rebuild your xorg.conf file. The typical place where it's located is /etc/X11/xorg.conf, make backup before changing it.
Code:
# cd /etc/X11
# mv xorg.conf xorg.conf-SAVE
I use xorgcfg to build xorg.conf files.
# xorgcfg -textmode
Enter your hardware specs...
See if X starts after that.
 
  


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