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Old 03-12-2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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X11 error 104

Okay, I'm sure if this is the spot to put this question, but here it is: I was trying to get my scroll wheel on my mouse to work. I logged in as root, started X11, and changed the file. I restarted the system and logged in as myself and stated X11. The screen went black and then came back up saying
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 results remaining.
So, what can I do? All I did in root was change the xorg.conf file, adding two little commands.

I would have put this in the Desktop section but there is one already there and there was no answer found.

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Old 03-12-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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Okay, well I got it "working." I configured the xorg.conf file using the command "xorgconfig." Now, the screen is all messed up and I'll have to work on that, if I have any questions I'll post them here.

Edit: Okay, I got it working except for one detail. When it first came up it looked good, but the background image was really strange looking. Then i started up Firefox, and the background and task bar are different colors (there's pink and orange a black). What is the thing that makes it do that so that I can figure out what to change in the xorg configuration file.

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Old 03-13-2007, 07:18 AM   #3
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post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and your /var/log/XORG.0.log file, they might help figuring out the problem.
Old 03-13-2007, 09:16 AM   #4
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I also get messages like these, tho they do only appear when exiting X and don't do any harm. After days of intensive searching i couldn't find a possible solution so i finally just gave up
Old 03-13-2007, 01:37 PM   #5
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Well, what I did to fix that X IO error was:
I saw that it was checking the /dev/hda2 partition on the HDD and then it told me to run a certain command on a certain file as long as I was running ext2. I did that on the hda2 partition, and restarted. It worked fine, then I logged into root and ran xorgconfig and went through the setup.


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