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After an install of icebox linux it boots and then the screen blinks rapidly then it says X server respawned too quickly, disabled for 1 hour. How can I fix ...
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    ICEPACK LINUX -- X SERVER W0ES


    After an install of icebox linux it boots and then the screen blinks rapidly then it says X server respawned too quickly, disabled for 1 hour.

    How can I fix this????!??!

    Reinstalled Icebox Linux while the following two cards were in the system:
    Radeon 7000
    Geforce 2 MX/200

    I try to use the xfree conf but i dont see USB mouse listed under choices so i dont think I can do it that way

    i also dont know how to use vi!

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    "Respawn to quickly" usaly means that the application in matter buggs out on something and init tries to restart it, when that happends to quickly it will be a timeout.

    I suggest you boot up in singleuser mode and change in /etc/inittab so you can boot up in textmode. Then you will be able to fix the problems with your X server.
    Regards

    Andutt

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    After you get a text mode login prompt, log in and run "tail -20 /var/log/XFree86.0.log" to get the last log messages from the X server before it died. Post them here.

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