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    startx giving fatal error


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    I installed RHEL 4 today with the last window asking for x configuration disabled. Now when i try to run startx i get a fatal error. I also tried init 5 but some how i dont know how to get into GUI as i wana surf the net. How can i access GUI????

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    Execute startx and post exact error message here.
    Post output of this too :
    Code:
    su -
    lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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    fatal error
    No screen found


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

    lspci|grep -i vga
    o/p
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. VT8375 [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    o/p
    No such file or directory

    I have not installed the GUI version I think. At the time of installation i disable the X window option. How can I get it back now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vickey_20 View Post
    fatal error
    No screen found


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

    lspci|grep -i vga
    o/p
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. VT8375 [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    o/p
    No such file or directory

    I have not installed the GUI version I think. At the time of installation i disable the X window option. How can I get it back now.
    You can install the X-Windows components separately, or you can re-install the system without changing/reformatting your hard drives. Use RPM or YUM to install xorg and desktop manager components (KDE, Gnome, xfce, et al).

    BTW, why are you installing RHEL 4 and not 5.3 (the current distribution)? RHEL 4 is quite dated at this point (5 is out over a year now).
    Last edited by Rubberman; 04-14-2009 at 10:25 PM. Reason: Add information
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    Try to create xorg.conf file manually.
    Code:
    su -
    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Add this :
    Code:
    Section "Device"
                 Identifier   "Configured Video Card"
                 Driver        "vesa"
    EndSection
    Press Ctrl+X, Y and hit Enter key to save file. Reboot machine.
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