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Old 22nd September 2008, 12:55 AM
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Installed in non-graphical, now want to config x

I need the general process and set of commands needed to probe my system and configure x windows. This system has run X in the past so I know it's supported.

I was unable to install my fedora 9 system using the graphical installer because all I got was an X where the mouse is, and then black screen with a few colored pixels.

The media passed the test twice.

So I installed using the non GUI version successfully, but now I want to install and configure Xwindows. This system has run other linux versions (including fedora 6, and Ubuntu 6) with no problems running X.

So I need some non-graphical X windows commands to run and configure things. In my searches I've found only redhat-configure-xf86config which is a GUI. Redhat used to have stuff like Xconfigureator and Xf86Config but they are not on this system.

THanks in advance,

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Old 22nd September 2008, 01:28 AM
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Have you tried the simple ones first?
Cntl-D or startx
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Old 22nd September 2008, 02:42 AM
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Yes, I forgot to mention that.

When I startx, X starts, but fails with gtk errors. Didn't try Ctrl-D. What does that do?

I just installed xdm and I can start xdm now so I think gnome may be broken. I'm installing kdebase to see if I can start kdm.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 02:46 AM
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You might also try

X -configure

(Has to be run as root).

Then, it will create a file called xorg.conf.new (or something similar) and give you the command to run trying that configuration file.

Also, you didn't mention if you've installed Gnome. You might try
yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

Type it as I did, paying attention to case and the double quotes.
That might fill in any missing pieces and fix it--that's the hope, anyway.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 02:56 AM
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I only mentioned those two because sometimes, as you found out they will give you either , help, error messages to use, or in some suggestions.

Cntl-D bypasses informational messages in some distros which might hold up loading parts of the boot process.

Good luck
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Old 22nd September 2008, 03:16 AM
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Well, it seems that I have some misconfiguration, because it still won't start.

I did the yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

It took awhile but completed successfully.

When I run startx it still fails:

[root@localhost ed]# startx
hostname: Unknown host
xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.4153


X Window System Version 7.1.1
Release Date: 12 May 2006
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-34.ELsmp i686 Red Hat, Inc.
Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 #1 SMP Mon Oct 16 14:54:20 EDT 2006 i686
Build Date: 04 October 2006
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.1.1-47.fc6
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Sep 21 20:12:37 2008
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) VIA(0): Unknown Card-Ids (1565|1200), report this to the driver maintainer ASAP
(EE) VIA(0): [drm] No DRM framebuffer heap available.
(EE) VIA(0): [drm] Please increase the frame buffer
(EE) VIA(0): [drm] memory area in BIOS. Disabling DRI.
(EE) VIA(0): [dri] frame buffer initialization failed.
Linear memory allocation failed
(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
localuser:root being added to access control list
SESSION_MANAGER=local/localhost.localdomain:/tmp/.ICE-unix/4174

** (eggcups:4242): WARNING **: IPP request failed with status 1030

** (eggcups:4242): WARNING **: IPP request failed with status 1030

Backtrace:
0: X(xf86SigHandler+0x81) [0x80e53b1]
1: [0xafa420]
2: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so(fbCopyAreammx+0x18f) [0x39441f]
3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so(fbCopyNtoN+0x20b) [0x3812cb]
4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so(fbCopyRegion+0xc3) [0x3801d3]
5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so(fbDoCopy+0x46f) [0x38082f]
6: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so(fbCopyArea+0x78) [0x3809f8]
7: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libxaa.so [0x2764fd]
8: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libxaa.so(XAACopyArea+0xe7) [0x277777]
9: X [0x815d49a]
10: X [0x8159515]
11: X(ProcCopyArea+0x22e) [0x808621e]
12: X(Dispatch+0x19a) [0x80880da]
13: X(main+0x485) [0x806fa65]
14: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xdc) [0x129f2c]
15: X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x1e9) [0x806eda1]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

The application 'gnome-session' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
Window manager warning: Lost connection to the display ':0.0';
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the window manager.
The application 'eggcups' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
The application 'bluez-pin' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
The application 'pam-panel-icon' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
xinit: connection to X server lost.
The application 'nautilus' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
The application 'gnome-panel' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.

** (gnome-panel:4232): WARNING **: panel-applet-frame.c:1287: failed to load applet OAFIID:GNOME_ShowDesktopApplet:
Unknown CORBA exception id: 'IDL:omg.org/CORBA/COMM_FAILURE:1.0'
[root@localhost ed]# The program 'gnome-panel' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was '244'.
(Details: serial 27452 error_code 244 request_code 127 minor_code 184)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
You can not run beagle as root. Beagle is designed to run from your own
user account. If you want to create multiuser or system-wide indexes, use
the beagle-build-index tool.

You can override this setting using the beagle-config or beagle-settings tools.
The application 'nm-applet' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/puplet", line 27, in ?
import gtk
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 76, in ?
_init()
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 64, in _init
_gtk.init_check()
RuntimeError: could not open display
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Old 22nd September 2008, 08:13 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by edderd
(EE) VIA(0): Unknown Card-Ids (1565|1200), report this to the driver maintainer ASAP
Your signature says you have an Unichrome graphics chip, you should use the openchrome driver instead of via. Check that you have the xorg-x11-drv-openchrome package installed, delete or rename your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and run "system-config-display --reconfig".
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Old 23rd September 2008, 06:48 AM
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RESOLVED: re-installed and got X working

Not sure how it was broken at first.

Thanks for the replies.
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