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    Problems Initiating startx


    I just installed Slackware today using GNOME as the GUI. During setup I went full install for complete package... In this case, I happened to use the installation tut. at http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/...?postid=311808 and partitioned my drives accordingly. Instead of going KDE, however, I decided to go GNOME. My sound card and network is set up fine and I have my account working well. Logging in as root is not a problem. Other commands also seem to work fine. When I attempt to leave command line by using startx, it comes up with fatal errors. Am I using the wrong start code or are there files missing? Could it be that my Virtual Memory is set to low? Im running 768Megs out of an accepted gig, so It's not a RAM problem... Any help would be appreciated.

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    It sounds if you are going ok about htis, can you post these fatal errors please?

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    Cont'd

    Yeah, one moment, I am running Windows XP using LILO. Let me run Slackware and write down the errors...

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    I don't mean to steal the thread but I am having a similar problem. I cannot get startx to run successfully. It may be my setup since I am new at this. This is the dump that it gives me when I try to run startx at the command prompt. Sorry it's so long:

    warning: process set to nice value 0 instead of -10 as requested

    This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
    way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
    to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
    please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
    (http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs)

    XFree86 Version 4.1.0.1 / X Window System
    (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
    Release Date: 21 December 2001
    If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
    newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
    reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-ac6 i686 [ELF]
    Module Loader present
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Tue Mar 1 15:53:10 2005
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
    (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
    (**) | |-->Monitor "Generic Monitor"
    (**) | |-->Device "Generic Video Card"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Generic Keyboard"
    (**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
    (**) XKB: model: "pc104"
    (**) XKB: layout: "us"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Configured Mouse"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Generic Mouse"
    (WW) The directory "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
    Entry deleted from font path.
    (**) FontPath set to "unix/:7100,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    (==) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
    (--) using VT number 7

    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
    (II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
    (II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
    (II) Module scanpci: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
    (II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
    (--) PCI: (0:9:0) NVidia Riva TNT rev 4, Mem @ 0xee000000/24, 0xe4000000/24, BIOS @ 0xeffe0000/16
    (--) PCI:*(1:0:0) SiS 530 rev 42, Mem @ 0xe3000000/23, 0xe5ef0000/16, I/O @ 0xcc00/7
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
    (II) Module GLcore: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.a
    (II) Module dbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
    (II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a
    (II) Module dri: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libdrm.a
    (II) Module drm: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.a
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a
    (II) Module freetype: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.1.9
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
    (II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
    (II) Module int10: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libpex5.a
    (II) Module pex5: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/librecord.a
    (II) Module record: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.13.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libspeedo.a
    (II) Module speedo: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libtype1.a
    (II) Module type1: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvbe.a
    (II) Module vbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libxie.a
    (II) Module xie: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/vga_drv.o
    (II) Module vga: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 4.0.0
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
    (II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) VGA: Generic VGA driver (version 4.0) for chipsets: generic
    (WW) VGA: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:9:0) found
    (--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
    (--) Chipset generic found
    (**) VGA(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
    (==) VGA(0): RGB weight 565
    (==) VGA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
    (==) VGA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
    (==) VGA(0): videoRam: 256 kBytes.
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
    (II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
    (--) VGA(0): Pixel clocks available:
    (--) VGA(0): pixel clocks: 25.100 28.322 25.100 28.320
    (II) VGA(0): Generic Monitor: Using hsync range of 30.00-75.00 kHz
    (II) VGA(0): Generic Monitor: Using vrefresh range of 50.00-85.00 Hz
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "720x400" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (insufficient memory for mode)
    (WW) VGA(0): Mode pool is empty
    (==) VGA(0): Virtual size is 320x200 (pitch 320)
    (**) VGA(0): Built-in mode "Generic 320x200 default mode": 12.6 MHz (scaled from 25.2 MHz), 31.5 kHz, 70.2 Hz (VScan)
    (++) VGA(0): DPI set to (100, 100)
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libfb.a
    (II) Module fb: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0

    Fatal server error:
    AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0


    When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
    the full server output, not just the last messages.
    This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
    Please report problems to submit@bugs.debian.org.

    X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

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    Here's the stats

    This is basically what it looks like

    Welcome to Linux 2.4.26 (ttyl1)

    root@warrior:~# startx

    (Loads Sequence....Comes up to what looks like the KDE KONNOPIX loading screen yet is totally blurred and proportioned wrong)
    own processed
    (EE) Mouse1: Cannot open input device
    (EE) PreInt failed for Input device "Mouse 1"

    Please Consult the The X.org Foundation at http:wiki.org

    etc.....

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

    Meanwhile, it flashes and becomes a bit faded. Also, my root login account is at the top of the screen instead of at the bottom.

    Once again, any help would be appreciated.

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    Try this
    Code:
    xorgconfig
    put in your monitor inf and video card info, I am not sure if you have to restart or not, but then you should be able to type startx
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    Quote Originally Posted by TravisT
    (==) VGA(0): videoRam: 256 kBytes.
    it seems that it's seeing your videoram as 256KB, this is very low as 65536KB is 64MB, try checking your bios settings to see what it's defined the videocard as, you might need to update your bios

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    Re: Problems Initiating startx

    Quote Originally Posted by codewarrior
    Im running 768Megs out of an accepted gig
    you might need to make lilo aware that you have that much memory, you could add append="mem=768M" to lilo.conf and then run lilo to update the mbr, if this fails to achieve anything then it's almost certainly not a ram problem.
    maybe something more obvious will show up once we see your X log, /var/log/Xorg.0.log

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    Try to run xorgconf command as root for configuration

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    Re: Here's the stats

    Quote Originally Posted by codewarrior
    This is basically what it looks like

    Welcome to Linux 2.4.26 (ttyl1)

    root@warrior:~# startx

    (Loads Sequence....Comes up to what looks like the KDE KONNOPIX loading screen yet is totally blurred and proportioned wrong)
    own processed
    (EE) Mouse1: Cannot open input device
    (EE) PreInt failed for Input device "Mouse 1"

    Please Consult the The X.org Foundation at http:wiki.org

    etc.....

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

    Meanwhile, it flashes and becomes a bit faded. Also, my root login account is at the top of the screen instead of at the bottom.

    Once again, any help would be appreciated.
    at this point i would simply edit the xorg.conf file usualy in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    and check that the mouuse is setup correctly and that in the server section that the correct mouse is listed see the xorg.conf.example
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