[nSLUG] X server refuses connection

Miles Thompson milesthom at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 13:04:52 ADT 2014


Thank you all for your suggestions. I'll reserve the museum until last, but
yes, it is an old card.
I'll take a last kick at it tonight.

Cheers - Miles

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 11:16 AM, francis picabia <fpicabia at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 1:57 PM, 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.
>>
>>
> The DISPLAY variable for a console should be :0.0
>
> If you this is actually an ssh login from a remote system,
> then a bunch of other things have to be right, but I won't
> bother describing that unless it fits the case.
>
>
>
>
>
>> 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.
>>
>>
> Look at the entire /var/log/Xorg.0.log for any lines including the EE
> error indicator.
>
> It could be that the video card is too old to be automatically configured.
>
> Do you have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> file?  If not, it might help to configure one.
>
> Xorg -configure
>
> might be the thing to try.  Searching the net for good xorg.conf lines for
> your display
> type and video card type is the way it used to be done, and it still
> possible.
>
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-- 
Miles Thompson
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"The piano keys are black and white,
But they sound like a million colours in your mind"
Spider's Web - Katie Melua
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