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  1. #1

    Unhappy Cannot start Xserver

    _XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
    _XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/bt:0
    _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6
    X Window System Version 6.8.2
    Release Date: 9 February 2005
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
    Build Operating System: Linux i686 [ELF] 
    Current Operating System: Linux bt #4 SMP Thu Apr 10 04:23:56 GMT 2008 i686
    Build Date: 26 April 2007
    	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
    	to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    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: Tue Dec 23 23:45:37 2008
    (WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such file or directory)
    (II) Module ABI versions:
    	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.2
    	X.Org Video Driver: 0.7
    	X.Org XInput driver : 0.4
    	X.Org Server Extension : 0.2
    	X.Org Font Renderer : 0.4
    (II) Loader running on linux
    (II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
    (II) Module bitmap: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 6.8.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
    	ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.4
    (II) Loading font Bitmap
    (II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/
    (II) Module pcidata: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.2
    (EE) module ABI major version (1) doesn't match the server's version (0)
    (II) UnloadModule: "pcidata"
    (II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/
    (EE) Failed to load module "pcidata" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
    Fatal server error:
    Unable to load required base modules, Exiting...
    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
    	 at http://wiki.X.Org
     for help. 
    Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
    Can't start the X server in Backtrack HD installation
    please help

  2. #2



    Did you check /var/log/Xorg.0.log? That may give you a clue as to what your problem may be.
    If you can please paste your xorg.conf(/etc/X11/xorg.conf).

    Try running xorgconfig (tha'll create a new xorg.conf file). See if that helps.
    If that doesn't work, run X with the vesa xorg.conf.
    # su
    # <password>
    # cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    # startx

    See how that goes. That should run fine. Then install the appropriate drivers for your graphics card, and see how that goes.

    Happy Slacking

  3. #3

    Thanks for the reply

    Should have been more specific...that is my /var/log/Xorg.0.log file in my initial post.
    I've tried running both xorgsetup and VESA to no avail.
    I'm not really sure how to interpret my /var/log/Xorg.0.log readout which was what brought me here.
    any help? thanks

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  5. #4
    So when you run: startx; the error you described in the first post shows up, right?

    And is it possible for you to paste your xorg.conf?


  6. #5
    Also, as far as i am concerned that doesn't look like your Xorg log file. To interpret the log file, look at the leftmost portion of the line where it says something like (II), (WW), or (EE).

    (II) - Informational
    (WW) - warning
    (EE) - Errors
    (NI) - not implemented
    so on.

    We are only concerned about the (WW) - warnings; and the (EE) - errors.


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