Problems starting X Server
Posted on 2003-12-10
When I boot my Debian Linux machine, I get this message:
I cannot start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?
If you choose yes, then it shows a grey window with "(100%)" in the bottom right hand corner of it, an exit option right below that and in the center, and a blue back ground. Other wise, the window is blank.
When I choose to exit that screen, it gives me a message that says, "Would you like me to try to run the X configureation program? Note that you will need the root password for this."
I choose yes, and it goes back to the command prompt for a second, and then brings back up a grey screen on the blue background and says, "I will now try to restart the X server again" and it then gives me the original "cannot start the X server" message.
If I click no, it says, "I will disable this X server for now. Restart GDM when it is onfigured correctly."
Then it goes back to my command prompt login.
Then I login as root and try this:
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc:/usr/bin/X11/X: No such file or directory
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: exec: /usr/bin/X11/X: connot execute: No such file or directory
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
And I try this too:
gdm already running. Aborting!
Can you guys help me get my display running? My number one priority right now is getting on to the internet with this machine, then I can play around with stuff and figure it out.