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Old 06-03-2004, 09:54 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: INDIA
Distribution: RedHat 9.2,Mandrake 10.2
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Thumbs down xinit fails just after Xserver start up, scsi-ide problem while mounting cdrw

Hi all ,
I have installed RedHat 9 on my machine.
I have certain problem related to
1) startx fails
When i type startx on runlevel 3 my machine tries to staart X windows system but fails to do that. i checked out in startx script and found that during xinit it fails just after startting
X . because i see a mouse pointer just before failure as soon as window manger tries to start
.Though I can log in Xwindow after running GDM as root and then can work.

2) GDM startx takes time (3-4min).
When i run GDM it takes 3-4 min time. same is th estory with running redhat-config-xfree86.
it give output during ddcprobe(I dont khow about this command)
returned bogus value for horizontal and vertical frequeny.
After some time it though i gets Xwindow an dcan work succesfully
my graphics card has S3TrioV2/Dx
and monitor SVGA Extended super VGA 800x600 @60 hz 640x480 @ 72Hz

Though There is no problem with these setting in Mandrake 8.2 and Xwindow is fast over there .
It takes no time to load.

3) KPPP always asks roots password .
When ever i dial up the KPPP asks root password. I have created file /etc/kppp.allow as told by help file. But its no use.

4) problem mounting cdrom
I have one CDROM and a CDWRITER . I can mount only cdrom and not write.
While mounting CDwriter /dev/hdc It says
mount : wrong fs type , bad option , bad superblock on /dev/hdc
or two many mounted file systems
( Could this be IDE device where you in fact use ide-scsi so that sr0 or sda or so is needed.)
Here is the entry in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf
class : CDROM
bus : SCSI
detached :0
device :scd0
desc :"Samsung CD-R/W SW-252F"
host :0
id :0
channel :0
lun :0
generic :0
Please if anybody can explain about this enties and what does this signifies i'll be gratefull to him/her. Thanx in advance

Though in /etc/fstab the entry is
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner.kudzu ,ro 0 0

what is this usf,iso9660 ?
what do i need to change to make it user mountable


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