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  1. #1


    Morning, need a bit of assistance here……

    I needed to install SAP on Red Hat 6.1 (it will only work on this version). I need to do a custom install so that I can set up the partitions needed for SAP. The problem lies with the graphics card which is a DIAMOND FIRE GL1000-

    Install goes smoothly, it picks up my grahics card and I get my text login, once logged in I run the command “startx” and the error message I get is-

    Execve failed for /etc/X11/x (errno 2)
    _X11 TranSocket UNIXConnect: Cant Connecterrno 111)
    giving up

    xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
    xinit: No such process (errno 3):Server error.

    It might be useful to tell you that when I install a Gnome desktop machine with the same graphics card my GUI works fine. Any suggestions as to where I am going wrong?

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    New Zealand
    right after it fails run "dmesg|tail" and see if anythign interwsting shows up.

    also check /var/log/XFree86.0.log

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Do you have xfs-service started?? Do you have any iptables chains enabled?? Thoose things can prevent the x-server from starting.


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    Cheers for the advice on what to look for-

    I had a look in /var/log/messages and this is what I came up with

    xfs: startup successful
    xfs: Warning: the directory “/usr/XR11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi does not exist
    xfs: Entry deleted from font path

    and then further down in the messages file was

    Font Server [475] : terminating
    xfs: shutdown succeeded

    Also, upon issuing the command “dmesg|tail” after the GUI failed to load I did not receive any information regarding STARTX. There was also no logfile Xfree86.0.log in /var/log.

    Any ideas??????????

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