General :: Error - Failed To Start X Server (RedHat 5.3)
Mar 7, 2010
I installed Red-hat 5.3. Problem is that it is not showing graphical interface. Only kernel / command prompt is available. I tried startx, then I got this msg. No video BIOS modes for chosen depth. Also showing that:
ERROR: Failed to start X server.
I have SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 running on HP Mini 2133. It's been working like a dream since I got it, but one day I got the following error message when booting it: Failed to 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 problem? <Yes> <No>.
X server output says alot of things, but I think this is the most important: (==)Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" ACPI: OSPMOpen Called ACPI: Opening device (EE) VIA(0): No valid modes found
I then get the login:. I'm able to login, but I have no clue on what to do. How can I fix this?
I know similar questions have been asked but I could find an answer to my exact question. Especially in anything like laymans terms. So when I try to start my iMac G4 running linux it starts, runs lines of code, flashes black then back to code several times then "Failed to start the X server.... output to diagnose the problem..." When I click yes here is what I get:
"Caught signal 11. Sever aborting.
In the mean time codes like the following appear on the side of the screen : [ 477.501334] eth1: switching to forced 10bt [ 497.901209] eth1: switching to forced 100bt
i have some problems to start my dovecot server. I tried to install it from webmin using "un-used modules" but it was allways the same error: "E: Unable to locate package dovecot-pop3d".When I tried to install it from console using the commands: apt-get install dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d dovecot-common - and there are no problems with dovecot-imapd and dovecot-common, but still the same error with dovecot-pop3d. After command: service dovecot status: could not access PID file for dovecot ... failed! After try to start dovecot with comand "dovecot": Error: mail_executable: Can't use /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3: No such file or directoryFatal: Invalid configuration in /etc/dovecot/dovecot.confI've read a few similar threads in this forum about dovecot errors but still can't to fix it.
I am learning Linux and I am documenting procedures for troubleshooting for any disk related issues and I would like to know the procedure to replace a Failed hard drive running Redhat 5.1 running LVM2.
I installed fedora12 redhat linux on my desktop with install DVD. When the install was complete I clicked ok to reboot. When it rebooted it came up with a black screen asking for a localhost login and password. The only thing the install asked for during the set up was a root password. I typed in root for the localhost login and root password and takes me to the command line as root. Will not start the GUI at start up.
both blades are running RedHat 4 (nahant update 4). Blade A returns Linux 2.6.9-42.ELsmp to the uname command and apache starts up without issues. Blade B returns Linux 2.6.9-89.ELlargesmp to the uname command and fails with the following error: Cannot load /opt/httpd/03/modules/mod_access.so into server: /opt/httpd/03/modules/mod_access.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I have confirmed that the modules are present (actually a symlink to a valid directory) and have the correct permissions. Why can't I get Blade B to start?
I have being googling and trying to find out solution to unable to startx.Please note i have already search from last 2-3 days for the solution but didn't found anything.So request someone to guide me step by step.Also one more thing, the server was crashed and i upgraded the existing server using CD. But since then we are not able to start startXI hope i can get some help here ,i am a newbie to linux but i am computer engg so i can understand some logics..I am getting below error
Code: [root@astarcftp /]# startx xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.13592
I am currently trying to upgrade over 100 rpms on multiple Red Hat servers. Whenever I try to do a rpm -u /packages/*.rpm i recieve a failed dependencies error on the very first rpm. I know that I can go though each rpm one by one and trace each dependency but that will take forever. Is there a way to skip these errors? I know the -nodeps command for rpm but I dont want to screw something up but running all of these rpms on -nodeps
I rebuilt my box with Fedora 14. installed httpd, mysql php etc. when I tried to start my httpd it was giving me error about finding the root document and server name I was able to fix temp the issue with the name by placing ServerName 192.168.1.105:80 in the httpd.conf file and the root document somehow was fixed also. but I am still can't start the httpd and no error message except that it failed. I also disabled Selinix but still no luck.
there are several posts related to my problem but not quite what I want. I don't need any effects to be running nor do I need perfect resolution. I have a PCI-E card Nvidia 8600 gts and I need to run redhat 7.1 for reasons that are not debatable. I also have an onboard ati radeon X 1250 but currently I am running the PCI-E.The installation was successful and ran in GUI, however after installation and reboot, the screen keeps flickering trying to load the desktop.I just need to get the GUI running the same way the installer was able to run in GUI, I tried editing the XF86Config file to change the driver to either vesa or vga but still didn't work. Probing for devices is not an option since the card is not listed and the maximum video ram goes up to 64MB in xconfigurator. It probes my card as a VGA generic with 1 MB ram. I know there is a way to have the desktop load just the same as the installer's gui settings but that's where I need help.
this is after changing all the 'driver' values to vesa. I don't understand why it can't find the screen even though I used the horizontal and vert. sync values for my monitor. Any instructions or advice on how to just get the desktop loaded would be great, I know this is a very old OS but regardless I need for it to work.
I have a strange issue with my RAID5 array - it worked fine for a month, a couple days ago it didn't start on boot with mdadm reporting "Input/Output error" - I didn't panic restarted my computer, same error. Then opened a Disk utility and it reported State: Not running, partially assembled - don't know why, I've pressed Stop RAID Array and started it again, voila - it reported State: Running - I've checked components list and there was nothing wrong with it. So I run Check Array utility, waited almost 3 hours to finish it and it worked since than, till today's morning - I've started my computer, and here we go, same error.
This is an initial state just after computer startup:
This is after I stop and start RAID5:
This is a components list:
I can see nothing wrong there yet not sure why mdadm fails on boot. I do not really like the windows solution I guess, when I check my array again, it will work fine again, but it then can fail in the same way without known reason.
Few days ago we had a server maintenance. The system was shutdown, we fix the CPU fan, and start the system again. But somehow when the system starts, our IMAP server - dovecot is not running. It just sit like a rock. Because the machine had a CPanel/WHM, I tried to restart dovecot using cpanel and got a message:
That was not really useful....
When I tried to restart dovecot using command line, I got nothing. really nothing.
How to find out what happens to my IMAP/dovecot? And anyway to make it run again?
i am using RHEL5 at VirtualBox,at the time of installation i did create two partition one for / and another for swap.Now my /var directory is taking too much space and i decided to create a new partition with required size and mount that partition to /var.Now http service wont start and i did not reboot yet.
i am trying to install symantec endpoint on a linux server by this command rpm -ivh sav-1.0.3-8.i386.rpm but it gives me the following error error: unpacking of archive failed on file /opt/Symantec/bin/navdefutil;4ceb8d6b: cpio: mkdir failed - No such file or directory
GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback mode.This most likely means your system (graphics hardware or driver) is not capable of delivering the full GNOME 3 experience.
.The interface is now Gnome 2. I have not change screen resolution 1280�720, now is 1024x768.
Result of xrandr -q
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 1024 x 768, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768 default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm 1024x768 0.0*
There is a nice server that I want to install Redhat 5, update 5 on. I downloaded, from Oracle edelivery, the Linux 64 bit, Redhat 5, Update 5, and wrote it to bootable CD.
"V20658-01.zip","611558646","0C35737CD35BC26C212D205DF064CE2A","D0C7EF7CFF9635FECFDDB6BB724B1523851C1733","O racle Linux Release 5 Update 5 for x86_64 (64 Bit) - CD 1 of 6" and the other 6 CDs. However, when I went to test the install, I saw the messages:
Probing for video card: ATI Technologies ES1000 Failed to start X server. Attempting to start VESA X. Failed.
This is very odd, for a few reasons:
- the card is a few years old, and the distribution is new.
- Windows finds the correct information for this card, that it is an Nvidea card.
- A different simpler card gave the same error message (NVidea GEForce 6800)