[K12OSN] XFree fatal error 104
Terrell Prude', Jr.
microman at cmosnetworks.com
Fri May 7 12:12:03 UTC 2004
Addendum to this; call it #1.5) in my "things to try" below. Check out
your /etc/inittab file, and look for the line with tty6 in it. It
should look like this:
Comment that line out. Then, do one of two things:
A.) reboot, or
B.) change to runlevel 1, then back to runlevel 5
and let us know how things go.
Terrell Prude', Jr. wrote:
> I just took a look at two of mine. One's running K12LTSP 2.1.2, and
> the other's running K12LTSP 3.1.2. Here's what I get, in both cases
> (only the dates differ):
> -bash-2.05b$ ls -l tty?
> crw--w---- 1 root root 4, 0 Jan 30 2003 tty0
> crw------- 1 root root 4, 1 May 3 09:47 tty1
> crw------- 1 root root 4, 2 May 3 09:47 tty2
> crw------- 1 root root 4, 3 May 3 09:47 tty3
> crw------- 1 root root 4, 4 May 3 09:47 tty4
> crw------- 1 root root 4, 5 May 3 09:47 tty5
> crw------- 1 root root 4, 6 May 3 09:47 tty6
> crw--w---- 1 root root 4, 7 Apr 30 16:16 tty7
> crw--w---- 1 root tty 4, 8 Jan 30 2003 tty8
> crw--w---- 1 root tty 4, 9 Jan 30 2003 tty9
> Notice that I have a "tty7" entry, and also notice the permissions on
> it. My Mandrake 9.2 box also goes up to tty9, BTW. Since your
> listing stopped at tty6, we have one of two options that I can think
> of to try out.
> 1.) Make a new device node for tty7. That's kinda ugly, and I'll
> have to go remind myself how to do it (it's been a while).
> 2.) Try changing permissions on one of the other tty's to match what
> my tty7 has on it. Given that the UID and GID are both root, it
> shouldn't make a difference, but it's worth a shot. I'd try it with
> tty's 4 and 6 first, since that's what your XFree86.0.log file shows
> that X11 is trying before it dies.
> If 2.) doesn't do the trick, then let us know, and I'll go dust off
> how to make device nodes. :-)
> Bert Rolston wrote:
>> Hi Terrell,
>> Only works on the F2 & F3 keys.
>> However, if I press the ENTER key on screens F1, F4 - F7 THEN I get a
>> login prompt.
>> I can login as root but startx doesn't work. I get the same error
>> On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 23:28, Terrell Prude', Jr. wrote:
>>> Now this is interesting, because, by default, XFree86 uses VT #7
>>> instead of 4. Let's see if you actually have a VTY 4 running on
>>> your box. At your command prompt, hit Ctrl-Alt-F2, Ctrl-Alt-F3,
>>> etc. all the way through Ctrl-Alt-F7. You should see the "ttyx"
>>> part change numbers (e. g. tty1, tty2). Assuming that you do see
>>> them, try actually logging in at each one of them. Let us know how
>>> this goes.
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