Professional Web Applications Themes

couldn't start X server - Linux Setup, Configuration & Administration

I just install RedHat9 into my Laptop. When it prompt the login, the screen keep falshing. Eventually, I type in root and password, then login into root account. A error show on the screen "couldn't start X server". Please help....

  1. #1

    Default couldn't start X server

    I just install RedHat9 into my Laptop. When it prompt the login, the
    screen keep falshing. Eventually, I type in root and password, then
    login into root account. A error show on the screen "couldn't start X
    server". Please help.

    cljlk Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: couldn't start X server

    Hello

    cljlk (<com>) wrote:
     

    The X server writes a log file that will normally tell you why X can't
    start up. You can find in /var/log, and it should be called
    XFree86.0.log. You can also view the output by logging in on a text
    console and using "startx".

    best regards
    Andreas Janssen

    --
    Andreas Janssen
    com
    PGP-Key-ID: 0xDC801674
    Registered Linux User #267976
    Andreas Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: couldn't start X server

    cljlk wrote:
     

    ... check the /var/log/XFree86.0.log file for clues
    ..
    --
    /// Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer, skydiver, \\\
    \\\ and author: "Inside Linux", "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed" ///
    \\\ http://pages.sbcglobal.net/mtobler/mjt_linux_page.html ///
    "Reflections on Ice-Breaking"
    Candy
    Is dandy
    But liquor
    Is quicker. - Ogden Nash

    mjt Guest

  4. #4

    Default Re: couldn't start X server

    I did check the /var/log/XFree86.0.log. The error are:
    (II) R128(0) Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
    (II) R128(0): not using default mode "320x240" (bad mode
    clock/interlace/doublescan)

    What should I do to trigger the problem.
    I know the X server is running, when I reboot the system I notice that.
    Thanks.

    cljlk wrote:
     

    cljlk Guest

  5. #5

    Default Re: couldn't start X server

    Add one more thing here. I cat /proc/fb, the fb file is blank, contains
    0 byte. Please help.

    cljlk wrote:
     
    >[/ref]

    cljlk Guest

  6. #6

    Default Re: couldn't start X server

    On Sat, 27 Sep 2003 14:08:03 -0400, cljlk wrote:
     [/ref]


    You're using an A21P, right?

    Perhaps this web site has info you need.?

    http://www.neurophys.wisc.edu/~cai/linux/a21p/

    joseph Guest

  7. #7

    Default Re: couldn't start X server

    Hello

    cljlk (<com>) wrote:
     [/ref]

    Maybe the configuration data for your graphic card is wrong. Take a look
    at the XFree configuration file (/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or
    /etc/X11/XF86Config). especially the "Device" section. Also see if the
    XFree log file contains any lines beginning with (EE) or (WW).

    best regards
    Andreas Janssen

    --
    Andreas Janssen
    com
    PGP-Key-ID: 0xDC801674
    Registered Linux User #267976
    Andreas Guest

  8. #8

    Default Re: couldn't start X server


    In /var/log/XFree86.1.log contains:
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implented (??) unknown.
    (EE) R128(0): Virtual height (0) is too small for the hardware (min 128)
    (EE) Screens(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

    How do I work it out from here..... Please advice.
    Thanks.

    Andreas Janssen wrote:
     [/ref]
    >
    >
    > Maybe the configuration data for your graphic card is wrong. Take a look
    > at the XFree configuration file (/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or
    > /etc/X11/XF86Config). especially the "Device" section. Also see if the
    > XFree log file contains any lines beginning with (EE) or (WW).
    >
    > best regards
    > Andreas Janssen
    >[/ref]

    cljlk Guest

  9. #9

    Default Re: couldn't start X server

    cljlk wrote:
     

    .... stop TOP-POSTING
    ..
    --
    /// Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer, skydiver, \\\
    \\\ and author: "Inside Linux", "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed" ///
    \\\ http://pages.sbcglobal.net/mtobler/mjt_linux_page.html ///
    Death is Nature's way of recycling human beings.

    mjt Guest

  10. #10

    Default Re: couldn't start X server

    Hello

    cljlk (<com>) wrote:
     

    Try to reconfigure the X server. Try to use the VESA driver instead the
    R128 driver and see if that works. Tell us the type of your graphic
    card, the Device and Monitor sections from your XFree config file.

    best regards
    Andreas Janssen

    --
    Andreas Janssen
    com
    PGP-Key-ID: 0xDC801674
    Registered Linux User #267976
    Andreas Guest

  11. #11

    Default Re: couldn't start X server

    cljlk wrote:
     [/ref]

    Your logs show what's going on.
    Edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config (or whatever it's called on your distro) and
    change the values for HorizSync VertRefresh in the Monitor section.

    In theory, TFT screens and flat panels have nothing to do with hsync and
    vrefresh and I usually ignore these settings for TFT screens but, for some
    reason, few of them require the hsync and vrefresh to be set. It's
    especially true for Dell laptops - those will go nuts without the settings
    present. So correct those and put the right values.

    Cheers.
    Molchun Guest

Similar Threads

  1. Couldn't initialize from remote server, JRun server(s)probably down.
    By Blackc2004 in forum Coldfusion Server Administration
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 31st, 05:31 PM
  2. Couldn't initialize from remote server, JRun server(s)probably down
    By ecraig in forum Coldfusion Server Administration
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 11th, 03:24 AM
  3. How do you Start CF server?
    By xcoldnet in forum Coldfusion Server Administration
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 30th, 10:30 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: February 16th, 03:25 PM
  5. X server won't start
    By David Z Maze in forum Debian
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 22nd, 10:50 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139