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I'm trying to set up XF86 on my P166 with a S3 ViRGE (325) video card.
This is the error message I get from XF86Setup, and I don't know what it
means. I get it after I've pressend enter to go into graphics mode, which
it never does.

TRANS(SocketUNIXConnect)() can't connect errno=2

It keeps repeating that line until I go Ctrl-C. What shal I do?
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by:sauron
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What version of Xfree? S3 Virge/VX and GX support was only added in Xfree86 3.3, so if you're running an earlier version, you probably need to upgrade. AFAIK, there are *no* distributions that provide 3.3, as it's not been around long. You can download it from www.xfree86.org, or Redhat provide it in rpm form, somewhere on their site.

Otherwise, how are you starting X - startx, or xdm?
Post the command you used, and the full text of the output, and I may be able to help.
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by:jprohart
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look at /usr/X11R6/bin/X , it must be a link on /usr/X11R6/XF86_S3v. If it's good, try to run X -probeonly.
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by:jerkface
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dude, sauron is right, sorta.  support for the s3/virge was added in xfree86 3.2, not 3.3 (didn't know 3.3 existed yet, maybe a typo).  i just upgraded to 3.2 and it was REALLY easy, just remember to READ THE DOCS THAT COME WITH IT!

good luck dude!
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by:draker
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You must be using Xfree86-3.3, it's the first to come with XF86Setup.  I agree with jprohart, make sure you have the right server installed.  Also, make sure your video card isn't using a conflicting IRQ...

-Draker
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by:MikeCrist
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I got XF86Setup with 3.2, and I have had it for about 3 months now.  Anyways, try using xf86config.  Even though it's not graphical, you can still set up XFree86.

Mike Crist
mike@mwaz.com
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by:MikeCrist
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Oh yeah, and you have to have XF86_VGA and XF86_SVGA servers in order to start XF86Setup.

Mike Crist
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by:manic
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If you have GPM running, KILL IT.
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by:manic
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PS, your error message just means that the X Server (in this cas one of the VGA or SVGA servers, didn't start up properly so the program that is trying to use it to put pretty graphics on your screen (presumably XF86Setup), can't.
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At this point, what you really want to do is grab the latest XFree86 and XF86Setup.

If you've already worked out your solution, you can delete this question!  I'm hoping to see all the questions over a week old taken care of in all the Linux groups.  :-)

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