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Old 15th November 2004, 07:20 AM
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XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server

Hello Folks,

I just reinstalled FC3 for the Second time today. The reason why is I can't seem to get X server to work. every time I run the command startx I get the following error message:

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

I have a 1997 computer with an AMD-K6-2/350MHz it with about 196 Megs of ram in and an 8GB HDD in it. I have a Diamondviper v330 AGP card, it is a nvidia i do believe. at least it is reconized as a riva128. I have been googling all nite trying out stuff and nothing seems to be working. I am very desperate to get this issue fixed it's been 7 days of trouble shooting and it isn't working yet. I can bring up a command line promp to work in but not GUI, can anyone help?

I have tried to download a new linux driver from Nvidia, but that gives me errors too, something about, the kernel was configured to include rivafb support as a loadable kernel module. ...

the final ERROR messaage is: Unable to load the kernel module 'nidia.ko'. This is most likely because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for you kernel;

I would love anyones thoughts on what to do, no idea is a bad one here

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Old 15th November 2004, 05:58 PM
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:-) Yesssss..........

Okay, Here is How I think one should fix there Startx problem....

If you are running FC3 for the first time and it looks like it just blow up because it can't load the X module... etc... Or if you are trying to run startx from command line and it does work either... then here is what to try to fix it. This may not be the case everytime, but I have duplicatied it several times on my own systems.

Bring up the command line 'cd /etc/X11' pick an editor like vi or joe ... then vi 'xorg.conf'
Edit the Driver where it says "nv" it about half way down the conf page or 3/4 the way down. Change the "nv" to "vesa" save the document then at the command line run the ' startx' command


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