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Old 05-03-2005, 08:31 AM   #1
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Cannot start X Server?


I have just dont a clean install on Solaris 8 on a system, all seemed to be working ok.

Now when i try and log in (in this case its root), the screen flickers and attempts to load CDE, but then just goes back to the loging screen.

After a few attempts it says "X Server cannot be run on Display: 0"

Anyeone got any ideas on whats wrong and how i fix it? Bit of a newbie myself.


Old 05-03-2005, 09:27 AM   #2
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Probably a silly question, but are you sure you configured X's .conf file properly?
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Originally posted by oneandoneis2
Probably a silly question, but are you sure you configured X's .conf file properly?
I have no idea....... complete newbie. I just know I have been into the CDE once...

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First check if you can start an X session in secure mode (select it in the login screen options menu).
If it works, you'll have a xterm window, run "dtwm" on it and see what happens.


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