Need help restoring X window system

Al Byers byersa at automationgroups.com
Wed Sep 14 08:14:59 MDT 2005


Steve wrote:

> Al Byers wrote:
>
>> I am running suse 9.3 and the power got cut off abruptly and now I 
>> cannot run "startx" as a normal user, but I can as root. My .X.err 
>> files reads:
>>
>> linux:/home/byersa # cat .X.err
>>
>> X Window System Version 6.8.2
>> Release Date: 9 February 2005
>> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
>> Build Operating System: SuSE Linux [ELF] SuSE
>> Current Operating System: Linux linux 2.6.11.4-20a-default #1 Wed Mar 
>> 23 21:52:37 UTC 2005 i686
>> Build Date: 22 March 2005
>>        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: Tue Sep 13 23:55:15 2005
>> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
>>
>> (EE) Failed to load module "speedo" (module does not exist, 0)
>> (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
>> (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOPAN_DISPLAY: Invalid argument
>> Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local, 
>> removing from list!
>> Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo, 
>> removing from list!
>> Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID, 
>> removing from list!
>> (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
>>
>> waiting for X server to shut down
>>
>>
>> Could someone help me regain X server capability for this user?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> -Al
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> Oh yeah if what I posted earlier doesn't work try looking in 
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log and see is anything else is going on like a bad 
> display driver.
> If I'm not mistaken it looks like you may be running X with the 
> framebuffer driver.
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Steve,

Thanks for your help. Removing .Xauthority did not work. I am having 
trouble finding the drivers for my via k8m800 chipset. Here is the 
portion of the Xorg.0.log file:

Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local, 
removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo, 
removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID, removing 
from list!
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
SetClientVersion: 0 8
SetClientVersion: 0 8
SetGrabKeysState - disabled
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
SetGrabKeysState - enabled
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such device)
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOPAN_DISPLAY: Invalid argument
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
(II) Mouse[1]: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
 
Any thing that I can try here?

Thanks again,
-Al



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