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Re: [SLUG] Help, X has died
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Help, X has died
- From: Laurie Savage <savage99@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Sep 7 12:51:02 2001
- Cc: Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks, I'll save this for next time.
Rick Moen wrote:
> begin Laurie Savage quotation:
> > Using Mandrake 8, XFree86 4.0 init 5 startup
> > The X server tries to start but does not succeed. Crashes back to text
> > login.
> 1. Login. Do "ps auxw | more" to make sure no X processes are running.
> If any are, kill them.
> 2. Do "X > xerrors 2>&1" to capture to logfile "xerrors" the stdout and
> stderr data streams produced by an attempt to start X (in this case,
> starting just the bare X server). Presumably, it will likewise
> crash back to a console prompt, but now you'll have pretty complete
> diagnostic information on the X startup attempt.
> 3. Review the contents of xerrors. If it's non-obvious what's wrong,
> post any half-way relevant portions of the file here, in a follow-up
> > I don't know how to save any messages from Xserver to send error messages
> > to the group.
> But now you do. ;->
> Cheers, My pid is Inigo Montoya. You kill -9
> Rick Moen my parent process. Prepare to vi.
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