Re: Can't start X after upgrade
On Sun, Nov 26, 2000 at 11:08:43AM -0500, Robert D. Hilliard wrote:
> After upgrading X to 4.0.1-7 yesterday, I get the following when
> I try to start X:
> var: allowed_users, value: rootonly.
> var: nice_value, value: .
> /etc/X11/X is not executable
> giving up.
> xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
> xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
> /etc/X11/X was a symlink to XF86_SVGA. Following the advice that
> was recently posted on the -devel list, I changed that link to:
> ln -s /usr/bin/X11/XFree86 /etc/X11/X
> After making that symlink, I get the same error message as
> Please Cc: me on any replies.
Looks like the same thing that happened to me.
I had to create a config-file and manually adjust it to my needs:
- run "X -configure" to create a new version 4 type config-file.
- move the new file from /root/XF86Config to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
- in my case I got two Monitor-sections and two Device-sections,
(and possibly two Screen-sections, don't remember)
possibly because I have an integrated graphichs card on the mother-
board which I don't use. I deleted the superflous sections.
This made X run, both with xdm and with startx from a normal user,
but with terrible colors (8bit) and too high resolution.
I further changed this:
- added a line:
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
in section Screen, subsection Display, just after the line
saying Depth 24.
This made me run different resolutions with startx -- -bpp 24
- I added the line
somewhere in section Screen. This made startx start with 24 bits
without extra parameters.
- The last thing to do was to add the right keyboard layout in
the Inputdevice section for keyboard:
Option "XkbLayout" "no"
( I have a norwegian keyboard)
Johan Ur Riise
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