X Server Crash
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  1. #1
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    X Server Crash

    Hey guys,

    I was installing Linux on my box. And when I had left it switching off the monitor(a blunder I made), one off my pals switched it off. But by then the installation was almost over I believe.

    So when I tried booting it again, it started but stopped without the X. It was on the first virtual terminal. I tried Ctrl+Alt+F7 and the screen was blank.

    Another time in the past week, the cannaserver crashed (Reason unknown). I'm tired of installing Linux on my box like this.

    Can someone tell me some way to bring back the X server ?

    Thanking in advance,
    iMirage
    mirmir

  2. #2
    Hi there,

    Did you try to run the xf86config to generate your X server configuration file?
    http://www.xfree86.org/current/xf86config.1.html

    This is suppose to test your hadware and set the X server configuration file.

  3. #3
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    #/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 -configure
    (here your system will try to autoconfigure the xf86config - You won't see something happen, maybe a flash on your black screen. Wait till it returns )

    #mv /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.old
    (with this you'll save the existing XF86Config)

    #cp /root/XF86Config.new /etc/X11/XF86Config
    (this will copy the probed xf86config to your good config)

    $startx
    (test the XF86Config - it might be possible you need to adapt some settings in the XF86config)

    #gdm (or kdm or xdm)
    (this will start in resp. gnome or KDE or Xterm)

    *** if you want to tweak the conf manually, try #vi /etc/X11/XF86Config ***
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  4. #4
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    Thanks both of you.....

    And Shrek... thats your job to help one of your frienz
    hehe
    mirmir

  5. #5
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    Thanks both of you.....

    And Shrek... thats your job to help one of your frienz
    hehe
    mirmir

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