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Old 04-16-07, 05:36 AM   #1
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Default Id "x" respawning too fast

I am receiving the following error when booting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp):-

INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast. disabled for 5 minutes

This results in a blank screen.

If I edit inittab and set the runlevel to 3 and reboot, I can then successfully start X from the terminal by typing startx

The nVidia driver installed is listed below:-

Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver

Version: 1.0-9755
Operating System: Linux x64
Release Date: 7.3.2007

A copy of xorg.conf and Xorg.setup.log is listed below:-

****************************** /etc/X11/xorg.conf **********************************

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder26) Mon Feb 26 23:37:58 PST 2007

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/mouse"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1600x1200"
HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
VertRefresh 60.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "Unknown video card"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

*********************************** /var/log/Xorg.setup.log ************************************

X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-42.0.8.ELsmp x86_64 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp #1 SMP Fri Feb 16 17:13:42 EST 2007 x86_64
Build Date: 26 March 2007
Build Host: hs20-bc1-5.build.redhat.com

Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp (brewbuilder@ls20-bc1-14.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.4.6 20060404 (Red Hat 3.4.6-3)) #1 SMP Fri Feb 16 17:13:42 EST 2007
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(++) Log file: "/dev/null", Time: Mon Apr 16 09:34:47 2007
(++) Using config file: "/tmp/tmpDhCC2Dxorg.config"
Symbol __glXgetActiveScreen from module /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/extensions/libdri.a is unresolved!
Symbol __glXgetActiveScreen from module /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/extensions/libdri.a is unresolved!
(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/dev/null" for additional information.

nsult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/dev/null" for additional information.

************************************************** *************************************

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-16-07, 11:40 AM   #2
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Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
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Old 04-18-07, 12:04 PM   #3
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Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
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Old 04-18-07, 12:10 PM   #4
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Old 04-18-07, 12:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: Id "x" respawning too fast

Please make sure your distributor's Xorg packages are installed correctly (including any fonts packages).
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Old 04-19-07, 03:25 AM   #6
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Zander thanks for the less cryptic response!

Could someone recommend a website, which advises how I can check if my distributor's Xorg packages are installed correctly, and if not, how I can resolve this? The distro is RHEL4

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Old 04-19-07, 04:40 AM   #7
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Default Re: Id "x" respawning too fast

In most modern Linux distributions there is some admin program to install and remove software, and this usually has an option to check if all package dependencies have been resolved (and to correct the situation if not).
I'm sure RHEL must have something like that. Usually it also offers "bundles" that can be installed for functionality like "X" of "Graphical desktop" which surely would include the fonts.

Normally a situation like this only occurs when you install a minimal setup at first, and then try to enhance it by adding additional packages. When you have installed a graphical desktop system from the initial installation, it will of course install the correct packages (as that is what is extensively tested).
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Old 04-19-07, 08:28 AM   #8
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pe1chl thanks for the response, it is appreciated.

Yes I know of the admin program on RHEL which does this. I'll give that a try and see what happens...

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In most modern Linux distributions there is some admin program to install and remove software, and this usually has an option to check if all package dependencies have been resolved (and to correct the situation if not).
I'm sure RHEL must have something like that. Usually it also offers "bundles" that can be installed for functionality like "X" of "Graphical desktop" which surely would include the fonts.

Normally a situation like this only occurs when you install a minimal setup at first, and then try to enhance it by adding additional packages. When you have installed a graphical desktop system from the initial installation, it will of course install the correct packages (as that is what is extensively tested).
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