[K12OSN] X starts, but turns off before GDM

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Fri May 26 04:47:38 UTC 2006

On 5/25/06, Rob Owens <hick518 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm having a problem with one thin client.  It is
> *not* the gray screen issue.  What I'm getting is X
> looks like it's starting up, complete with the mouse
> "icon" that indicates working, then the thin client
> beeps and the screen goes black.  Then automatically X
> attempts to start again, and the same thing happens
> over and over.
> I have a RIVA 128 video card, and I had to manually
> set the XSERVER = XF86_SVGA to get as far as I am.
> Perhaps that's not correct?
> Any ideas of what my problem could be?  Lots of other
> clients boot fine off of this same server.

All my clients are RIVA 128. I bet you are trying to run them at 16
bit color. Xorg or Xfree86 don't support 16 bit color for this card. I
have to run them at 24 bit color in lts.conf.

Robert Arkiletian
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