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the below are some posts from Zillah which were deleted after the database crash (or rather kernel panic plus crash)

 

i just happened to have the thread open on another computer so could copy the data back.

 

Running FC7. I installed several packages last night. Today, when I booted up the computer, I got this message:

 

Failed to start the X server (your graphical user interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem.

 

I tried Ctrl-Alt-F1 where I get the X server failure and go to a command line.

 

1- cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE

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(WW) warning , (EE) Error, (NI) Not Implemented, (??) unknown, (EE) unable to locate /open config file

 

(II) Loading Extension MIT-SCRENN-SAVER

(EE) Failed to load module vga (module does not exist, 0)

(EE) open /dev/fb0: No Such file or directory

(EE)<default pointer>: Cannot find which device to use.

(EE)xf860OpenSerial : No Device specified

(EE)<default pointer>: cannot open input device

(EE) PreInit failed for Input device <default pointer>

 

 

 

2- Then I run : Xorg -configure

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Xorg is not able to detect your mouse. Edit the file and correct the Devices.

Your xorg.conf file is /root/xorg.conf.new.

To test the server, run 'X -config /root/xorg.conf.new

 

 

 

3- Then I run Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new

only last part of the long output

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Fatal sever error:

failed to initialize core devices

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reply from znx:-

 

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(EE)<default pointer>: Cannot find which device to use.

 

 

Sounds like it was unable to load your mouse. Check the mouse device section in the configuration file. The check that the device exists in /dev/mouse or /dev/input/mice something like that.

 

 

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how to free memory: dd if=/dev/znx of=/dev/null count=10M

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reply from glennzo:-

 

You could also compare the mouse section in your old xorg.conf to that same section in the new xorg.conf. Might just need a slight change to one line.

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repoly from zillah

 

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ls -l /dev/mouse

ls : cannot access /dev/mouse:No such file or directory

 

ls -l /dev/mouse0

crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2007-12-12 16:07 /dev/mouse0

 

 

ls -l /dev/mouse1

crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2007-12-12 16:07 /dev/mouse1

 

 

ls -l /dev/mouse2

crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2007-12-12 16:07 /dev/mouse2

 

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You could also compare the mouse section in your old xorg.conf to that same section in the new xorg.conf. Might just need a slight change to one line.

 

xorg.conf is already has been overwritten when I copied xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11

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replys from me and zillah

 

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have you tried doing yet another yum update to see if the original xorg problem could be resolved ?

 

Yes, but no success unfortunately

 

Can I reinstall Xorg packeage by using yum ,,,yes there are other ways, but I am looking to use yum.

 

 

you might try

 

yum remove xorg-x11*

 

then

 

yum install xorg-x11*

 

I don't know if that will work....

 

cheers

anyweb

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