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X unable to start

X unable to start

Hello
All members

I 'm installing RH 9 on a server machine having Cirrus Logic 16 MB AGP. I run whole installation in CUI mode bacause it can't start X & also on first time booting it's unable to load. it shows that it detects cirrus logic AGP but in starting X it fails.

Now what are the steps to start the X on this machine.

thanx in advance
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7 REPLIES
Alexander Chuzhoy
Honored Contributor

Re: X unable to start

use redhat-config-xfree86 utility -it's very simple to use....

simply run
redhat-config-xfree86

at command prompt...
Mark Grant
Honored Contributor

Re: X unable to start

If you are getting errors, it would be handy it if could let us know what they are.
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Jerome Henry
Honored Contributor

Re: X unable to start

redhat-config-XFree86 may provide error as it requires X to run...
Try redhat-config-XFree86 -reconfig
And, if it blocks :
Xfree86 -configure
And of course, posting erros would help.

J
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: X unable to start

Your hardware is pretty generic and should have been detected correctly in the first place.


The xfree utility should get it right if you re-run as instructed in Jerome's post.

Perhaps you inadvertantly overrode the detection in the original installation.

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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: X unable to start

I like the thought of finding the error first, then fixing it.

Check your X log files "in /var/log/XFree86*.log".

Either attach a copy of it, or show us the last 50-100 lines or so. The lines starting with either (EE) or (WW) are your key-witnesses in the failures.

Hopefully it'll be something simple that you can fix yourself, otherwise, drop us some details ;)
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: X unable to start

Back to basics perhaps?

The most common cause of the X interface not coming up is the DISPLAY variable not being set.

Check /etc/profile or .profile for the user or merely echo $DISPLAY at the command line prior to starting X.

Make corrections based on your findings.

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Steven E Protter
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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: X unable to start

I find the most common reason is that the X Font server isn't started *shrug*.

Then again, I don't use the GUI often fron a Linux boxen..

Go Cygwin X-Free ;)
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