Help needed Fedora Core 4 install problem, X server does not start
Bob McClure Jr
robertmcclure at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 20 22:22:09 UTC 2005
On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 02:55:38PM -0700, Leila Lappin wrote:
> <long X troubleshooting exchange snipped>
> Thank you so much for your help. I ran the command
> and it worked. But as I log off and reboot I see a
> number of other errors. I tried writing them down as
> they scroll quickly:
No need to write. That stuff should be found in /var/log/messages.
> The following is a few of them.
> NFS locking : failed
If you don't need to make any of your filesystems available to your
LAN, you can turn it off to stop the yipe:
service nfs stop
chkconfig nfs off
The "service" command will fail if the service never started. Don't
worry about it.
> Ipchain incompatible with kernel
ipchains is obsolete. Turn it off the same way:
service ipchains stop
chkconfig ipchains off
If you need a firewall, turn on iptables. See if it's already set to
chkconfig --list iptables
If it says
iptables 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
you're good. If not, run
chkconfig iptables on
service iptables start
You may still need to configure what to let in, if any.
> sytem logger failed
That's fairly critical. See if it's currently running with
service syslog status
If it's stopped, try
service syslog start
If it fails to come up, it should cough up some error. If it doesn't
there may or may not be some info about it in /var/log/messages.
("May not" because syslog writes several logs in /var/log, including
messages - a bit of a Catch-22.)
> Also after the desktop comes up I get the message that
> a number of icons cannot be loaded. Actually I got
> a very detail message saying that the location of the
> desktop directory has changed in GNOM 2.4.
More clues should be in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
One could well say /var/log/ is your friend.
Bob McClure, Jr. Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
robertmcclure at earthlink.net http://www.bobcatos.com
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