In both beta 1 & beta 2 entering "startx" after installation gives only a
row of white dots at the bottom of the screen, followed by a blue line that
switches to a white line, then goes black. Requires <CTRL><ALT><BS> to
Redirecting screen output shows following error messages:
Mach64: Cannot read colourmap from VGA. Will restore with default
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc: [: too many arguments
AUDIT: Mon Jan 24 11:14:31 2000: 610 X: client 6 rejected from local host
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server
xscreensaver: Can't open display: :-
xscreensaver: initial effective uid/gid was root/root (0/0)
xscreensaver: running as nobody/nobody (99/99)
Adding "xhost +" to /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc causes the Audit & xlib errors
to vanish, and the xscreensaver messages, but I still get the "[: too many
arguments" message, and an error is added for "subshell.c":
subshell.c: couldn't get terminal settings: Inappropriate ioctl for device.
kudzu output correctly reflects my video chipset on this laptop system as
ATI 3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133
NOTE: this controller set not recognized during the installation screen.
This video chipset is recognized, reported, and works correctly under 6.1
Have identified the "[: too many arguements" error message as originating at
the line in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc:
if [ -z $XKB_IN_USER -a ! -L /etc/X11/X ]; then
this has been corrected.