X server failed to start

Discussion in 'Desktop Operation' started by perfectpol7, May 12, 2009.

  1. perfectpol7

    perfectpol7 New Member

    After changing a monitor, my fedora 10 desktop fail to start into gui screen, it loads the loading bars then the screen goes black, when i enter into the command line and typed in startx any error messages:

    (EE) intel 0 No valid modes
    (EE) screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration
    Fatal errors:
    no screen found
    giving up
    xinit: No such file or directory (errno2) unable to connect to X Server
    xinit: No such process (errno3) server error

    and i also try system-config-display --reconfig
    and got an error couldn't start X server on card 0
    error, failed to start X server.
    How would fix or repair this.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Not sure, but maybe you must modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
     
  3. igor_be

    igor_be New Member

    now display

    I would try the following :

    Xorg -configure


    This will create a new xorg.conf file in your home folder.

    try to start X with this file :
    X -config /home/username/xorg.conf.new

    If this works out, replace the xorg.conf in /etc/X11/ with the xorg.conf.new.

    Good luck
     
  4. hmg

    hmg New Member

    Thanks. Worked for me

    Thanks, igor_be.

    I have been grappling with a similar problem for a long time.

    The usual recommendation is to use system-config-display, but all I got was

    Code:
    Couldn't start X server on card 0
    Couldn't start X server with old config, trying with a fresh configuration
    Couldn't start X server on card 0
    Error, failed to start X server.
    However, I was unable to run Xorg -configure as an unprivileged user:

    Code:
    The '-configure' option can only be used by root.
    I ran it as root. I then tried (also as root):

    Code:
    X -config /home/username/xorg.conf.new
    That was equivocal but heartening. It looked a bit like it had worked but the only thing on the screen was a white outlined X on a black screen. When I moved the mouse, the X moved.

    I was unable to terminate this session. I had to go to another virtual console and kill X.

    I replaced /etc/X11/xorg.conf as explained.

    Then, as an unprivileged user, I invoked my usual incantantation for levitating my windows environment (olvwm) - and it worked!

    Thanks again,
    H
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012
  5. shreef_1990

    shreef_1990 New Member

    i have the same problem i got a black vnc screen when starting it
    but when using
    Xorg -configure
    i get
    Code:
    Xorg -configure
    _XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
    _XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/shreef.shreef.tk:0
    _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6
    
    X Window System Version 7.1.1
    Release Date: 12 May 2006
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18-53.el5 x86_64 Red Hat, Inc.
    Current Operating System: Linux shreef.shreef.tk 2.6.18-274.12.1.el5xen #1 SMP Tue Nov 29 14:18:21 EST 2011 x86_64
    Build Date: 22 February 2012
    Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.1.1-48.90.el5 
            Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
            to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
            (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
            (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Mar 23 17:53:32 2012
    List of video drivers:
            ati_tp
            i810
            radeon_tp
            ati
            siliconmotion
            s3virge
            mga
            dummy
            sis
            trident
            tdfx
            s3
            ati_r500
            r500
            vmware
            ast
            radeon
            intel
            atimisc
            qxl
            cirrus
            sisusb
            xgi
            nv
            voodoo
            r128
            savage
            via
            fbdev
            vesa
            vga
    No devices to configure.  Configuration failed.
    
    any way to solve that
    i am using centos 5.7 x64 xen
     
  6. jasonorland88

    jasonorland88 New Member

    same problem here..
    Do I get into the terminal mode when the X server error comes up? I tried doing this but when I type "service kdm stop" I get the message "kdm: unrecognized service" and the rest of the command doesn't work (Xorg:1 command not found etc)
    When I type the "nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf" I get a black screen with some buttons at the bottom
    Again thank you for your help!
     

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