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i installed xorg-server all the drivers and other things were ready when i run "startx" x starts and the nvidia logo comes up but then it goes back to commandline ...
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    [SOLVED] Cannot start X, no error message


    i installed xorg-server
    all the drivers and other things were ready

    when i run "startx" x starts and the nvidia logo comes up but then it goes back to commandline
    there was no error printed out or in the logfile


    any idea what the problem is?

    **sorry for my bad english

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    Hello and Welcome
    Have you checked the xorg log? Can you post it here?
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
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    Thank you for your post!
    Here is the content of my Xorg.0.log:

    Code:
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                 
     
    This is a pre-release version of the X server from The X.Org Foundation.
    It is not supported in any way.
    Bugs may be filed in the bugzilla at URL.
    Select the "xorg" product for bugs you find in this release.
    Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions please check the
    latest version in the X.Org Foundation git repository.
    See URL for git access instructions.
    
    X.Org X Server 1.6.3.901 (1.6.4 RC 1)
    Release Date: 2009-8-25
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.30-gentoo-r5 x86_64 
    Current Operating System: Linux hanbo-gentoo 2.6.30-gentoo-r5 #2 SMP Fri Nov 20 20:51:22 Local time zone must be set--see zic  x86_64
    Build Date: 20 November 2009  08:56:51PM
     
    	Before reporting problems, check URL
    	to make sure that you have the latest version.
    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: Sat Nov 21 15:46:37 2009
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) ServerLayout "Layout0"
    (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
    (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
    (**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
    (==) Automatically adding devices
    (==) Automatically enabling devices
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/misc/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/misc/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (**) FontPath set to:
    	
    (**) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
    (WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
    (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
    (WW) Disabling Mouse0
    (II) Loader magic: 0xde0
    (II) Module ABI versions:
    	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
    	X.Org Video Driver: 5.0
    	X.Org XInput driver : 4.0
    	X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
    (II) Loader running on linux
    (--) using VT number 7
    
    (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 10de:0427:103c:30cc nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400M GS rev 161, Mem @ 0xce000000/16777216, 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xcc000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x00002000/128
    (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
    (II) No APM support in BIOS or kernel
    (II) System resource ranges:
    	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[5] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    (II) "extmod" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
    (II) "dbe" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
    (II) "glx" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
    (II) "record" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
    (II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "dri2" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
    (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri2.so
    (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.6.3.901, module version = 1.1.0
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension DRI2
    (II) LoadModule: "record"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//librecord.so
    (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.6.3.901, module version = 1.13.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension RECORD
    (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libdbe.so
    (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.6.3.901, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
    (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
    (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  190.42  Tue Oct 20 21:19:30 PDT 2009
    (II) Loading extension GLX
    (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libextmod.so
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.6.3.901, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    (II) Loading extension DPMS
    (II) Loading extension XVideo
    (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
    (II) Loading extension X-Resource
    (II) LoadModule: "dri"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri.so
    (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.6.3.901, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
    (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
    (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  190.42  Tue Oct 20 20:42:04 PDT 2009
    (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
    (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01@00:00:0
    (II) Loading sub module "fb"
    (II) LoadModule: "fb"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//libfb.so
    (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.6.3.901, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
    (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//libwfb.so
    (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.6.3.901, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
    (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
    (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
    (II) resource ranges after probing:
    	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[5] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
    (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
    (**) Nov 21 15:46:38 NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:38 NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:38 NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 8400M GS (G86M) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
    (--) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): Memory: 524288 kBytes
    (--) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 60.86.4f.00.21
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
    (--) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
    (--) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 8400M GS at PCI:1:0:0:
    (--) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0):     LPL LP154WX4-TLC8 (DFP-0)
    (--) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): LPL LP154WX4-TLC8 (DFP-0): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
    (--) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): LPL LP154WX4-TLC8 (DFP-0): Internal Dual Link LVDS
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0
    (==) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): 
    (==) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): No modes were requested; the default mode "nvidia-auto-select"
    (==) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0):     will be used as the requested mode.
    (==) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): 
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0):     "nvidia-auto-select"
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:39 NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1280 x 800
    (--) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (98, 96); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
    (--) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0):     option
    (==) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
    (--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
    (II) do I need RAC?  No, I don't.
    (II) resource ranges after preInit:
    	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[5] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0): Initialized GPU GART.
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0): ACPI: failed to connect to the ACPI event daemon; the daemon
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0):     may not be running or the "AcpidSocketPath" X
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0):     configuration option may not be set correctly.  When the
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0):     ACPI event daemon is available, the NVIDIA X driver will
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0):     try to use it to receive ACPI event notifications.  For
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0):     details, please see the "ConnectToAcpid" and
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0):     "AcpidSocketPath" X configuration options in Appendix B: X
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0):     Config Options in the README.
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0): ACPI display change hotkey events enabled: the X server is new
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0):     enough to receive ACPI display change hotkey events.
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:40 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "nvidia-auto-select"
    (II) Loading extension NV-GLX
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:41 NVIDIA(0): Initialized OpenGL Acceleration
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Disabling shared memory pixmaps
    (II) Nov 21 15:46:41 NVIDIA(0): Initialized X Rendering Acceleration
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
    (**) Option "dpms"
    (**) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
    (II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
    (II) Loading extension XINERAMA
    (==) RandR enabled
    (II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
    (II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
    (II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
    (II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
    (II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
    (II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
    (II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
    (II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
    (II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
    (II) Initializing extension GLX
    (II) config/hal: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
    (II) LoadModule: "evdev"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/input//evdev_drv.so
    (II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.6.3.901, module version = 2.2.5
    	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
    	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0
    (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
    (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event6"
    (II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
    (II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
    (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
    (II) config/hal: Adding input device Macintosh mouse button emulation
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: always reports core events
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Device: "/dev/input/event5"
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found 3 mouse buttons
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found x and y relative axes
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Configuring as mouse
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Macintosh mouse button emulation" (type: MOUSE)
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) filter chain progression: 2.00
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) filter stage 0: 20.00 ms
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) set acceleration profile 0
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: initialized for relative axes.
    (II) config/hal: Adding input device SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
    (**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: always reports core events
    (**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: Device: "/dev/input/event9"
    (II) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: Found 3 mouse buttons
    (II) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: Found x and y absolute axes
    (II) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: Found absolute touchpad
    (II) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: Configuring as touchpad
    (**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
    (**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" (type: TOUCHPAD)
    (**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
    (**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: (accel) filter chain progression: 2.00
    (**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: (accel) filter stage 0: 20.00 ms
    (**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: (accel) set acceleration profile 0
    (II) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: initialized for absolute axes.
    (II) config/hal: Adding input device Logitech USB Receiver
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: always reports core events
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: Device: "/dev/input/event8"
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: Found 1 mouse buttons
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: Found scroll wheel(s)
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: Found keys
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: Configuring as keyboard
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: Adding scrollwheel support
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Logitech USB Receiver" (type: KEYBOARD)
    (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
    (EE) Logitech USB Receiver: failed to initialize for relative axes.
    (II) config/hal: Adding input device Logitech USB Receiver
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: always reports core events
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: Device: "/dev/input/event7"
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: Found 20 mouse buttons
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: Found x and y relative axes
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: Found scroll wheel(s)
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: Configuring as mouse
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Logitech USB Receiver" (type: MOUSE)
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: (accel) filter chain progression: 2.00
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: (accel) filter stage 0: 20.00 ms
    (**) Logitech USB Receiver: (accel) set acceleration profile 0
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: initialized for relative axes.
    (II) config/hal: Adding input device Video Bus
    (**) Video Bus: always reports core events
    (**) Video Bus: Device: "/dev/input/event4"
    (II) Video Bus: Found keys
    (II) Video Bus: Configuring as keyboard
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Video Bus" (type: KEYBOARD)
    (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
    (II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Close
    (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Close
    (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
    (II) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: Close
    (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: Close
    (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
    (II) Logitech USB Receiver: Close
    (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
    (II) Video Bus: Close
    (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
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    and also this error says:
    Code:
    (EE) Logitech USB Receiver: failed to initialize for relative axes.
    because i had my logitech wireless mouse plugged in
    but that's not the main problem because it wouldn't work even when it's unplugged, only the message is gone



    thank you

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    Thanks again
    Sorry for my most stupid mistake
    i editted my .xinitrc file in the home folder
    in the file i put "exec startfluxbox" but somehow that command doesn't work so
    X went perfectly after changing it to "exec fluxbox"

    sorry again :S
    thanks all

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