[Techtalk] X doesn't start after Xfree86 upgrade

Gina Lanik geekgrrl at geekgrrl.priv.at
Wed Aug 13 10:25:46 EST 2003

On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 01:09:32AM -0700, showercurtain wrote:
> X won't start after I installed Xfree86 4.3 on my computer. Instead I
> get a grey screen with a small window in the bottom RH corner that
> keeps printing "console logging for rgveda.localdomain". If I type
> restartX in the console, I get the message: "Server already active
> for display 0".  I've looked at the xf86config file and the settings
> for the video card and monitor seem to be ok. This couldn't have
> happened at a worse possible time  because I have an web design
> assignment due! What should I do?

Wild guess: X gets started but the desktop environment/window manager
doesn't. Did you upgrade any other components?


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