Linux Windows problem

By Adeyinka
Oct 10, 2003
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  1. Hi,
    I gat these massages after typing the command

    startx


    Fatal server error:
    server is already active for display 0
    If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again

    Xlib connection to ":0.0" refused by server
    Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key giving up
    X init :unable to connect toX server
    Xinit No such process (errorno 3); server error
    Can you plese assist?

    :grinthumb :cool:
  2. MattG

    MattG Newcomer, in training Posts: 147

    Sounds like Xwindows is already running under display 0, tty0.

    Try to CTRL + f1 to that...see if you have X there.

    Remove that file they tell you too and then try again.

    just rm /tmp/.X0-lock

    Let us know if that works =]
  3. Adeyinka

    Adeyinka Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Hi
    I got same message
    The system boot up to Xwindowsaccepted log in and password then got hung again

    Thanks
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    X is started by default under TTY under ctrl+F7

    The X security messages suggest that X is running under different use credentials.

    When and why are you trying to run that startx command anyway?
  5. Adeyinka

    Adeyinka Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Thanks Nodsu

    The reason is b'cos I want to get to The GUI working

    go through the former tread will actually give a view of what went wrong
    The system boot up to Xwindowsaccepted log in and password then got hung
    Thanks
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    OK

    Have you tried changing the session type in the login window?
    When X hangs, you can kill it with Vtrl+alt+backspace. You should do it before attempting to run X again.

    Can you run a plain X server?
    Boot into the X runlevel, kill the X you have running. At the command prompt run "X :0". This will give you a X server with no window manager. If that runs then you know the problem is with Gnome or KDE.
  7. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 179

    Type "telinit 4" (without quotes) and see if you get into X. It seems that it's already started up.
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