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 Connect:(errno 111)
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?
right after it fails run "dmesg|tail" and see if anythign interwsting shows up.
also check /var/log/XFree86.0.log
Do you have xfs-service started?? Do you have any iptables chains enabled?? Thoose things can prevent the x-server from starting.
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  : 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.