Re: Xwoes continue: Finally solved. Thanks to newsgroup for help
I guess I was trying to run a corrupted binary. I finally figured out how
to recompile from source, 4th of 6 cdroms in Debian set; and now gnome
comes up. Monitor is not as big as virtual screen. Easy fix?
On Mon, 1 Jan 2001 DTi4565459@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 00-12-30 22:08:36 EST, you write:
> << apt-get reports xserver-common is already the newest version.
> > Well, the newest version doesn't work. On startx, I get the errno=111
> > error message; and then after that
> > xinit: No such process (errno3): server error
> You've tried to configure your server first with, say, XF86Setup (for
> XFree86 v3, not sure for v4)?
> > Really, newbie is stuck, Stuck, STUCK. TiA for clues.
> > dave
> > PS: I have tried to get a more verbose error message, but maybe I don't
> > know how to do it right.
> startx -- 2>&1 | tee startx.log
> ...copy this to your Legacy MS Windows system somehow (network or
> msdos formatted floppy), and include it in your AOL (ugh! ;-) mail
> ? Progress?
> startx still doesn't produce much output, but I find XF86_W32 in usr/bin
> folder. Lots of output. Can't copy to you yet, because <mount -t msdos
> /dev/fd0 /floppy) says device is not a valid block device. Good grief.
> That's the only way I can think to bring it over to AOL. Anyway,
> log complains about my Hsync rate and deletes all modes. I found
> the XF86Config file in usr/X11R6/lib/X11/ and tried to edit it with
> vi. Failed. :i used to let me insert text (I thought), but not today for
> some reason.
> Will get rid of AOL when I complete my migration to Linux in the next
> few ?days, ??weeks, ???months, ????years. I've already been trying
> a long time.
> Happy New Year, and thanks for your help.