Bug 73455 - RFE: redhat-config-xfree86 fails if xfs is stopped
RFE: redhat-config-xfree86 fails if xfs is stopped
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-xfree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
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Reported: 2002-09-04 17:07 EDT by Ben Levenson
Modified: 2014-06-18 05:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-26 19:03:42 EDT
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Description Ben Levenson 2002-09-04 17:07:07 EDT
Description of Problem:
if you try to execute redhat-config-xfree86 without a running xfs, the
program exits with the following message:
  Couldn't Start X server, trying with a fresh configuration
  Error, cannot start X server.

can we have the program exit with a more useful message if an xfs daemon
is not detected?

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. stop xfs (if it is started)
2. try to run redhat-config-xfree86
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2002-09-05 05:11:49 EDT
Maybe the test config shouldn't even rely on xfs.
Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2004-08-24 17:40:40 EDT
Still occurs on HEAD - investigating fix
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-07 13:38:01 EDT
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