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Yaroki
Super Advisor

X-server can not be started

Hello folks,

 

After rebooted the HP-UX (B.11.11) into a new terminal I encounter the following message:

 

The X-Server cannot be started on display "hostname"

for details look into Dtlogin.errorLogFile (defult: /var/dt/Xerrors):

error (pid 2709): server for display "hostname":0 cannot be started

ERROR-detected GVID graphics devices but the gvid_info kernel module did not loaded successfully.

Unable to started an X server.

 

I can only log into not graphical screen.

env | grep TERM

TERM=unknown

 

I tried to export dtterm but still the message resume. (TERM=unknown).

 

Please advice,

 

Yali

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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: X-server can not be started

Where are you trying to display?  On your server (what model?) or your PC?

 

>ERROR-detected GVID graphics devices but the gvid_info kernel module did not loaded successfully.

 

This is the error you need to fix.

Yaroki
Super Advisor

Re: X-server can not be started

Hello,

 

Im trying to display the HP-UX on the a LCD screen (AOC monitor).

The HP-UX is C-8000, B.11.11.

 

How can I fix the Error?

V. Nyga
Honored Contributor

Re: X-server can not be started

>After rebooted ....
Anything change before - like the hostname?

Also check log files in /var/X11/Xserver/logs

V.
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V. Nyga
Honored Contributor

Re: X-server can not be started

>Im trying to display the HP-UX on the a LCD screen

As a normal ws, with keyboard, mouse?
Login at the monitor?
Was there another monitor before?
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Yaroki
Super Advisor

Re: X-server can not be started

Hello,

 

Nothing changed before. This HP has been brought from other site to here and when I connected it to the net I have noticed that it has conflict with another PC IP address. For now I disconnected the HP from the net. I will change the IP. Does it concern with the issue?

 

/var/X11/Xserver/logs/Xstarup.0.log:

"ERROR - Detected GVID graphics devices but the gvid_info kernel module did not load successfully. /usr/bin/X11/X: unable to start an Xserver.

 

Now, rebooted normally it into an HP LCD monitor and tried to login at monitor but it still have the same problem.

>Was there another monitor before?

No, it was not attached to a monitor before (but via net; remote with Exceed).

I guess it will work with no monitor attached, but this is not a proper solution.

 

Yali.

Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: X-server can not be started

An IP address conflict is not at all related to a kernel module problem.

 

> No, it was not attached to a monitor before

Perhaps someone at the previous site chose to disable all the features that were not required there, including the support for local graphical display. Now you need to find what was done, and re-enable as necessary.

 

Run "kmadmin -s" and "kmsystem -q gvid". What is the output?

 

You might also check the kernel configuration using SAM.

Run "sam", go to "Kernel Configuration" -> "Drivers" and find "gvid". If its type is "Static" and current & pending state is "Out", select it, then choose Actions -> Add Driver(s) to Kernel, then Actions -> Process New Kernel.

SAM will then make the necessary changes to your kernel configuration and reboot the system.

MK
Yaroki
Super Advisor

Re: X-server can not be started

I run "kmadmin -s" and "mksystem -q gvid". This is the output:

 

# kmadmin -s
Name            ID      Status          Type
=====================================================
krm             1       UNLOADED        WSIO
gvid_info       2       UNLOADED        WSIO
drmfgl          3       UNLOADED        Misc
drmfglrx        4       UNLOADED        Misc
gvid_him_cons   5       UNLOADED        Misc


# kmsystem -q gvid
Module              Configured          Loadable
=================================================
gvid                Y                   -

 

> Run "sam", go to "Kernel Configuration" -> "Drivers" and find "gvid". If its type is "Static" and current & pending state is "Out", select it, then choose Actions -> Add Driver(s) to Kernel, then Actions -> Process New Kernel.

 

It is "Static" but current & pending is "IN" So I did nothing. If it has any meaning, the "gvid_hom_cons" & "gvid_info" fields are in the status of "out for both parameters.

 

Yaroki
Super Advisor

Re: X-server can not be started

Hello,

Does anyone have an idea?

 

V. Nyga
Honored Contributor

Re: X-server can not be started

Hi,

I can compare it with mine:
"gvid_hom_cons" is in the status of "out'
"gvid_info" is in the status of "in' - type 'loadable'.

What's about kernel driver 'graph3'? It should be 'in', too.

Can you select a monitor type (graphic mode) at boot-up?
Just after keyboard is activated?

Can you find 'graph3' in your syslog.log?

Is xf86 activated in boot process (Sxxxxf86 in /sbin/rc2.d)?
Does /etc/rc.config.d/xf86 exist?
Check the settings:
gvid_info: parameters are set to '1' all other are set to '0'.

V.

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