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Old 03-14-04, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default Fatal error 104 - half the time.

If I boot up log in and type startx it fails, but if I log in as root on tty2 touch /etc/X11/XFree86Conf-4 switch back to tty1 and startx it works fine.

Also if the X server crashes or I shut it down it will not start up again unless I edit XFree86Conf-4 to use the nv driver instead or reboot. (Rebooting is a pain as I share the connection and will kick someone off and the nv driver sucks.)

It all started when I installed a multimedia kernel (2.4.22-26mm.2mdk) and appropriate Drivers
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Old 03-14-04, 01:28 PM   #2
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I was getting the 104 error as well, but a reinstall of the drivers (kernel and glx) seemed to fix the problem.
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Old 03-14-04, 02:44 PM   #3
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Reinstall the driver or try a different one HERE, the 4620 is a very good one to try, also you dont need to reboot.
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Old 03-15-04, 04:16 PM   #4
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I did try to reinstall the drivers, several times, I have used an RPM to do this as the .run file refused to recognise the kernel header files (even when shown where they where) and refused to compile them (might they be corrupt?). The RPM for the GLX and kernel drivers was obtained from the same place as the kernel itself and seem to run OK once started.

I stil don't understand why touching the config file fixes the problem, incidentally if I touch it first it doesn't work either, it has to be startx (fails) touch /etc/(etc) startx (success!).

Could it be a permision problem?

I can find no way to restart x after a server crash or manual shutdown without reverting to the nv driver instead or rebooting so SuLinUX I not sure I know what you mean by I don't need to reboot.

Incidentally will try that other driver anyway but won't have time for a few days.
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