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Old 03-18-2002, 11:02 AM   #1
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Exclamation X wont start

hi everyone...
this is my first linux installation and im an absolute newbie. I am unable to get X running on my system after installation.

i get this error message when i hit "StartX"

execve failed for /etc/x11/x (errno2)
giving up
xinit: no such file or dir (errno2): unable to connect to Xserver
xinit: no such process (errno3): server error

my sys' details are:
RedHat 7.1 (upgraded from redhat 6.2)
Allaince AT 25 display card

pl. let me know if u need any furthur info' to shoot this problem...
Old 03-18-2002, 01:37 PM   #2
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Are you familier as to what chip that video card has? do you have windows installed to? if so you can usually get some vital information from the device manager.
Old 03-18-2002, 07:10 PM   #3
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Log in as root and startx. If it craps out, something is brewing. Run XF86Config/ XF86Setup. Use the standard VGA card & monitor. startx. If it doesn't work, you need to recompile your X and add path to environment.

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin

Better put it in /etc/.profile
Old 03-18-2002, 07:31 PM   #4
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you may need to upgrade your video card since it sounds very old and unsupported.

A good choice would be a Geforce2 GTS-V for $48. Not only will this work, but it will work VERY well for most all games. Make sure you have a AGP port though.

Hold your horses though, maybe someone may help you.
Old 03-18-2002, 11:02 PM   #5
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Have a look in /var/log/XFree86.0.log and post any error messages, you'll find them at the end of the file.


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