[nSLUG] X server refuses connection

Chris R. Thompson chris.thompson at solutioninc.com
Mon Sep 22 06:11:36 ADT 2014


Take the card out very gently and place it in a safe container for the museum when you do replace it ;)

Chris

On Sep 21, 2014 8:01 PM, Baha Baydar <bbaydar at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> That's a very very old video card and I expect the current drivers don't suThat's a very very old video card and I expect the current drivers don't
support it. Though I haven't checked.

Try finding a card that is newer by at least a decade.  :-)
On 21 Sep 2014 13:57, "Miles Thompson" <milesthom at gmail.com> wrote:

> Help / guidance in sorting out the following will be greatly appreciated.
> I'm tying to install KDE desktop on an AMD64, 3 Gbytes RAM, SuperMicro
> H8SSL-1 motherboard, Centos 7.  (Centos 7 because Ubuntu would not install,
> and the Debian DVDs would not boot.)
>
> VIDEO
> On board video is ATI Rage, 8 M RAM.
> PCI-X video, as reported by lspci is
> AMD/ATI RV280 GL[FireMV 2200PCI] Secondary rev 01
>
> DISPLAY
> "$ echo $DISPLAY" -   returns nothing
>
> KDE Plasma Workspaces installed with no errors.
>
> If I issue:
>
> 1) "$ start kde &" this message is returned
>    "$DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to X server"
> or
> 2) "$ startx"
>    "Unable to connect to xserver. Connection refused."
> In either case, the system trys - screen blanks then comes back with
> either of the above messages.
>
> Last messages in tail end of log file are:
>
> [626.534] 9EE) Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault) Server aborted.
>  ... then a couple of blank lines and advice to check the log file
> [626.628] (EE) Server terminated with error(1). Closing log file.
>
> Why am an I doing this? I want to run Sickbeard / XMBC and serve content
> to TVs in the house.
>
> How do I debug this? Guidance will be welcomed.
>
> Regards - Miles Thompson
>
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