Need help restoring X window system

Brad Dorner bdorner at novell.com
Wed Sep 14 14:44:04 MDT 2005


The last time that happened to me I just renamed the .kde or .gnome, I
don't remember which I was running at the time, and then restarted the
computer. That did it. I don't know if yours is the same problem though.


Brad

On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 14:04 -0600, Steve wrote:
> Al Byers wrote:
> 
> > 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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> >
> Email me a copy of your entire log, off list my email is smorrey at gmail.com
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