LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-16-2005, 06:32 AM   #1
colinkhalid
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Kent, U.K
Distribution: Mandrivia 2006
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
X server exits with error in Mandrivia 2006 power pack


For 2 months all was well. Then one day I started up my PC and got to the point where the screen goes blue and the log in screen is about to be displayed, then instead of displaying the log in screen X server exits to the command line.

First error was that the Radeon 9800 graphics card could not be found so I rebooted did a force file system chk and got errors, manually ran a file system fix and finally errors were repaired.

Rebooted and the same thing happened but this time the error was:

[EE] eror [DRI] DRI screenInit failed - disableing DRI

x server version is 6.8.99.90


Now nothing I do makes any differance, I really was enjoying my Linux experience and had got a fully funtional system running and have moved from windows. Can anyone help ?

Last edited by colinkhalid; 12-16-2005 at 06:33 AM.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 07:23 AM   #2
carl0ski
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Distribution: Support those that support you :)
Posts: 872
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 30
boot to failsafe from lilo

change to init 4

type
startx
and see if it crashes then
as it will rule out an issue at runlevel 5


if you were like me i installed offical ati drivers from in X and is was disaterous also at init 1
Drivers only like init 4.
so reninstall latest ATI drivers from ATI site.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 08:09 AM   #3
colinkhalid
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Kent, U.K
Distribution: Mandrivia 2006
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the reply. I tried what you suggested but the same error occured.

(EE) RADEON(0): (dri) DRIscreenInt failed disabling DRI

All was working ok , I was even playing UT 2004 using open GL, I don't know if fixing the file system corrupted a config file or something.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 04:35 PM   #4
carl0ski
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Distribution: Support those that support you :)
Posts: 872
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 30
try running

fglrxconfig

from
init 4


it'll give you a survey and rewrite your Xconfig
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Download vs Power Pack zubir Mandriva 5 07-11-2007 12:35 AM
Dual Booting Xandros 3 DE and Mandrivia 2006 fatenabu Mandriva 14 12-03-2005 04:26 PM
Problimes installing 2006 Power Pack psijudge Mandriva 4 11-20-2005 11:30 AM
Downloading Mandriva POWER PACK + MaxtoRs Mandriva 1 05-04-2005 08:06 AM
after installing mandrake 9.0 power pack kasper2004 Mandriva 0 12-10-2003 10:02 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration