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Re: Firstboot problem

On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 07:00:05PM -0500, Gregory Woodbury wrote:
> RuntimeError: could not open display
> [root tembo root]# Window manager error: Unable to open X display :1
> The system recovers from the bomb and continues on.  Running from the
> command line yeilds the same results.  The X-server doesn't fail, the
> root window and X cursor appear briefly and then the firstboot messages
> flash by and a boot.log message simply states that firstboot: failed.
> I do not know if the X server is coming up as the proper screen or on
> the proper virtual terminal.

Is X working at all on the machine (outside of firstboot)?  In other words,
is X failing to start on :0 as well?  You can also check out the XFree86
logs . . . they can be found in /var/log and have the format of:


So, the log for :1 would be "XFree86.1.log"  There should be some hints
there about just what's going on . . . might be something as simple as the
X server couldn't find a pointer.

- jkt

Jay Turner, QA Technical Lead      jkt redhat com             Red Hat, Inc. 

        Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
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