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  1. #1

    Can't Start XServer


    Dear All,

    I'm using RHEL 4 ES, power tripped a while back and when Linux starts up it shows this error:

    I cannot start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem? (Y/N)

    I then tried running the configuration program and this is what it found out:

    Could not find config file
    tried
    //XF86Config
    /etc/XF86Config
    /usr/X11R6/lib/XF86Config.PortalServer01.in.svi.ph
    /usr/X11R6/lib/XF86Config


    The configuration program then finished but the error still persists.. Can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie Arkhan's Avatar
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    Hell, I cant STOP xserver ....do you know how to do that??

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Arkhan
    Hell, I cant STOP xserver ....do you know how to do that??
    um.. nope..

    could anyone here help us?

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    Try "init 3" or

    "killall gdm"
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    Don't PM me with questions, instead post in the forums

  6. #5
    okies..

    what about my question?

    here are other questions that may help resolve my problem..

    1. How to start X Windows when I'm in the command prompt/console?
    2. How to know where X Windows looks for the config file / What path?

    need your help puh-leez....

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    Linux Engineer Thrillhouse's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ichigo
    1. How to start X Windows when I'm in the command prompt/console?
    Try this command:
    Code:
    startx
    Quote Originally Posted by ichigo
    2. How to know where X Windows looks for the config file / What path?
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf

  8. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Thrillhouse
    Try this command:
    Code:
    startx

    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    now THAT'S what i'm talkin' about! thanks man.. we'll see if my tinkerin' works..

  9. #8
    still won't work.. RHEL says it can't locate the config file at:

    //XF8Config
    /etc/XF86Config
    /usr/X11R6/lib/XF86Config.PortalServer01
    /usr/X11R6/lib/XF86Config


    so i ran the configuration setup for XWindows and it created a conf file located at: /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    A. I restarted RHEL but it still won't work
    B. I copied & renamed the conf file /etc/X11/xorg.conf to //XF8Config
    /etc/XF86Config
    /usr/X11R6/lib/XF86Config.PortalServer01
    /usr/X11R6/lib/XF86Config

    and started XWindows using startx still won't work even after restart.

    now what can i do?

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    bump up

    just bumping my post up

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