Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5164
Can't start X.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
RedHat 6.0 Kernel 2.2.5-15 on i586
Hitachi Pentium I 133MMX Laptop
Started out as not being able to logout of gnome using
menu item on GUI. I used xterm window and "shutdown -h
now' instead. Progressed to not being able to use
any menu item, and then not being able to start X. Has
occurred at three times. Only solution re-format and
completely re-intall linux. Makes RedHat totally useless
_FontTransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 111
failed to se default font path 'unix/: -1'
Fatal server error:
could not default font 'fixed'
When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please
send the full server output, not just the last messages
_X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 111
Xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to
Xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
------- Additional Comments From 09/17/99 18:58 -------
The exact same thing happened to me, except I am using a AMD K6-2
300MHz. Since it gave the error about fonts, I checked up and found
that xfs was NOT running. Logging in as root and executing "xfs"
would then allow me to start X, but I could only use X as root--trying
to start X from any other user resulted in the gnome blue background
loading but nothing else. Since then I have reinstalled Redhat and
used only KDE and have had no problems (I think it is something in