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Old 08-03-2003, 03:29 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Louisiana
Distribution: Fedora 1
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x-system wont start

I am running REdhat 8 and I've had this problem twice, the first time i just formatted and things worked ok, but now its happened again and I dont want a quick fix like that. I rebooted and now my x-system won't start. It's been working for a few months but out of the blue it stopped. Anyone know how tofix this? (Sorry I'm being so vague let me know if you need more specific info and what u need)
Old 08-03-2003, 03:38 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Jette, Brussels Hoofstedelijk Gewest
Distribution: Debian sid, RedHat 9, Suse 8.2
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Without going through step by step, the most usual cause is

1) Do you have the lines

Section "Files"
Fontpath "unix/:7100"

in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file?

2) If so, is xfs running when you start X? If it is not, then X will never start.

And why did you not post the last few lines of


to show the reason why X was not starting?


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