Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442658
xinit cannot connect to X server
Last modified: 2008-04-19 03:42:25 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to boot the rawhide KDE live CD, boot fails to start X. This
problem happens on a machine with the following specifications:
Core 2 Duo E6600
2GB DDR2 RAM
Radeon X1950XT video card
Live CD starts at the command line, asking for a login. One can log in as root
and use the same functionality that you would expect from the command line.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rawhide KDE Live CD for 20080404, for both i686 and x86_64.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the KDE Live CD from a computer matching the specifications above.
2. At the command line, login as root.
3. Type 'startx'
X begins to start, but ends with this output:
Unblank crtc 0 success
xinit: connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to x server
xinit: no such process (errno 3): server error
X should load, and user should be greeted with a GUI.
The same live CD's will load from a computer with an AMD64 3200+ processor and a
Radeon 9800PRO video card. This seems to be hardware specific, and since it's
X, I have a feeling it's the video card. This is my first bug report, so let me
know if you require any additional information from my end.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 302833 [details]
Xorg.0.log file for machine where X does not start, Bug 442658
Created attachment 302834 [details]
Xorg.0.log for a machine where problem does not occur
I've added two attachments, the Xorg.0.log (Comment #2) for my machine that does
not start X, and the Xorg.0.log.working (Comment #3) file is for the machine
where the same Live CD works.
There was no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file for either machine.
Created attachment 302966 [details]
Xorg.0.log from Fedora 9 Preview - working
I just ran the Preview KDE Live CD (x86_64) and it loads X just fine. For
anybody curious, I uploaded the Xorg.0.log file in case somebody has time to
compare the two.
Looks like the problem with rawhide is moot, since this problem was resolved
with something in the Preview version. Thanks!
Thanks for letting us know.