Bug 5164 - Can't start X.
Can't start X.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-16 15:27 EDT by kalatwal
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 14:27:14 EST
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Description kalatwal 1999-09-16 15:27:31 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
for me.

Error Output:
_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
giving up.
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

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