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Re: Help needed Fedora Core 4 install problem, X server does not start



On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 02:18:19PM -0700, Leila Lappin wrote:
> 
> 
> --- Bob McClure Jr <robertmcclure earthlink net>
> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 01:48:54PM -0700, Leila
> > Lappin wrote:
> > > 
> > > --- Bob McClure Jr <robertmcclure earthlink net>
> > > wrote:
> > > 
> > > > On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 01:30:36PM -0700, Leila
> > > > Lappin wrote:
> > > > > I installed Fedora Core 4 today.  But several
> > > > things
> > > > > failed and one of them may be causing the
> > problem
> > > > that
> > > > > X server ( graphical interface) is not coming
> > up. 
> > > > I
> > > > > get a dialog box popping up with this message:
> > > > > 
> > > > > I cannot start the X server ( your graphical
> > > > > interface).  It seems that the pointer device
> > > > (your
> > > > > mouse) is not set up correctly.  Would you
> > like to
> > > > > view the X server output to diagnose the
> > problem?
> > > > > 
> > > > > Now I seem to be in text mode, what do I need
> > to
> > > > do
> > > > > next?
> > > > 
> > > > I've not yet seen FC4, but in FC3, the command
> > to
> > > > run is
> > > > 
> > > >   system-config-mouse
> > > > 
> > > > Cheers,
> > > > -- 
> > > > Bob McClure, Jr.
> > > 
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > Thanks for your help.  I did what you suggested. 
> > A
> > > dialog box popped up to choose the mouse type. 
> > The
> > > right one was highlighted so I just pressed pf12
> > to
> > > move to the next screen. The dialog box went away.
> > 
> > > Two lines of diagnostics are showing on the
> > console:
> > > 
> > > Shutting down console mouse services:   ok
> > > Starting console mouse services:  ok
> > > 
> > > What should I do now?
> > 
> > Try running X from the command line using
> > 
> >   startx
> > 
> > If the GUI comes up successfully, exit it.  If it
> > doesn't, you may
> > need to run
> > 
> >   system-config-display
> > 
> > Then, check to see if you are still configured for
> > runlevel 5 (GUI
> > login) by
> > 
> >   fgrep initdefault /etc/inittab
> > 
> > If it says
> > 
> >   id:3:initdefault:
> > 
> > edit that file and change that line to say
> > 
> >   id:5:initdefault:
> > 
> > Then reboot and the GUI login should come up.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > -- 
> > Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems,
> > Inc.
> > robertmcclure earthlink net  http://www.bobcatos.com
> > God is more interested in our availability than our
> > ability.
> > 
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> While I was waiting for some more clues I did the
> following, I ran startx but got the following messages
> (do these give any clues what to do?):
> 
> 
> 
> (==) Log file: “/var/log/Xorg.0.log”,  Time: Mon Jun
> 20 17:09:42 2005
> (==) Using config file: “/etc/X11/xorg.conf”
> 
> (EE) R128(0):  No DFP detected
> (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/mouse
> 	No such fie or directory
> (EE) Mouse0: cannot open input device
> (EE) PreInit failed for input device “Mouse0”
> No core pointer
> 
> Fatal server error:
> Failed to initialize core devices
> 
> Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
> At http://wiki.X.Org
> For help.
> Please also check the log file at
> “/var/log/Xorg.0.log” for additional information. 
> X10: fatal 10 error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on
> X server “;0.0” after 0 requests (0 known processed)
> with 0 events remaining.

Did you try running

  system-config-display

If that doesn't work, try

  system-config-display --reconfig

The right mouse info needs to get plugged into the xorg.conf file.

Cheers,
-- 
Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
robertmcclure earthlink net  http://www.bobcatos.com
God is more interested in our availability than our ability.


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