Monday, January 19, 2009

I cannot start the x server

In our lab... one day suddenly we got following error message when we boot the Redhat 9 Linux machines.

"I cannot start the x server it is likely that it is not setup correctly would you like to view the x server output to diagnose the problem"

When we trace the problem found that this is something with display setup problem. It seems that, any display configuration error can give this error. In our case we had to set the video memory size manually to solve the problem..

To setup this :

- Boot Linux
- Press Ctrl+Shift+3
- Login as root
- enter - redhat-config-xfree86
- then you will get the display configuration window. There verify all the configurations
- Save your settings

This should do... it worked for us.

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