RedHat 7.3 and a missing X server

tengel tengel at
Wed Jun 5 11:26:21 PDT 2002

jah -- start it like this:

startx 1>x.log 2>&1

and see if the logfile has any clues what's the dealio, which might help a lot.  I know X already stores a lof somewhere, but this one is easier to find. ;)

-te (yet to load 7.3 on anything)

On Wed, Jun 05, 2002 at 10:09:53AM -0700, Rohling, David - Icore Inc wrote:
> Which test fails? Give us some more information. What is your resolution set
> to? Give them all a try. 800x600 non-interlaced seems to work best for me in
> all situations.
> D
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lincoln Peters [mailto:lincoln_peters at]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 10:03 AM
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> Subject: Re: RedHat 7.3 and a missing X server
> >From: Mark Street <jet at>
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> >Subject: Re: RedHat 7.3 and a missing X server
> >Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 22:46:10 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >So what is the problem??  I sense you want to punch the machine.... but I
> >don't know why...
> How about because X won't start up?  I may have the right driver, but when I
> get through Xconfigurator and run the test, it fails.  However, it doesn't 
> tell me why it fails.
> I've tried it 3 times already, and it fails every time.  The (apparently) 
> missing X server is my only lead.
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