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jhelpme1212

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I got the gui to work the first time i installed linux and then i set vsftpd to start up on boot and snice then the gui will not start. I even disabled it from the setup command but still will not start. Everytime i run startx it gives me this.
(WW) VESA(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xf3c00000,0x3f0000)
(WW) VESA(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xf3800000,0x7f0000)
(WW) VESA(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xf3000000,0xff0000)
(WW) VESA(0): Failed to set up write-combining range(0xf2000000,0x1ff0000)
(WW) VESA(0): Failed to set up write-combining range(0xf0000000,0x3ff0000)
Could not init font path element unix/:7100 removing from list!
fatal server error:
could not open default font

That is what it is saying when i run startx. I am somewhat new to linux can some pleaze help me
 
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The last part about not being able to talk to the 7100 port removing from the list is a font server issue in general, so try this

% /etc/init.d/xfs start

that should start the font server that its looking for taking care of atleast that error.

Thats a start, lets see what happens after you do that :).
 

jhelpme1212

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ok it says starting xfs when i type that. I then tryed running startx and it still give me the same message. Also my screen flickers now.
 
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cp (directory)(such as /usr/bin for example).Xclients-localhost (directory).Xclients-default

a cleaned up version:

cp .Xclients-localhost .Xclients-default
 
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well worse comes to worse just reinstall xfree86, what distribution are you running btw?

I'll look for something else that might work to fix it before we have to go to the reinstall xfee again

I just thought of something possible, that perhaps something in your xfree config file got overwritten. go to your /etc/X11 directory and look thru the XF86Config file to see if anything changed from the settings you had. That occassionally happens.

Could be as simple as the video driver with from SVGA to VESA or such.
 

jhelpme1212

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how would i reinstall xfree i do not know how to download it in CUI. I assume it was installed when i installed linux. This is the second time it done it today the first time it did it i reinstalled red hat. I would hate to do it aagain
 
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1) jhelpme1212, first I think you must do some reading about Linux.
I've put some links on my page: http://heart.med.upatras.gr/~liviu
just press on the LINKS on the left.

2) After that we can speak again, and you will tell us, for instance, what VGA card you have on VESA.
 
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Silly me for diagnosing the latter problem before the former, I put the cart in front of the horse -.-. At least the wheels will stay clean ;)
 
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Yesh. That or a more user friendly distro might be a place to start. People like Mandrake for that.
 

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Thanks for your help. My video card is a Sis Real256 Grapics it the one that build in the my asus borad. I been using the video drivers that linux found during installation. Like i said before it boots up the first time fine and then everytime I run anytype of server to start up on boot up the same problem happens.
 

jhelpme1212

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no xserver ran fine the first time installed red hat until i set up ftp and samba server that when i started having the problems
 
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