Xserver doesn't go beyond the grey screen.

Xserver doesn't go beyond the grey screen.

Post by Dennis W. Shi » Sat, 18 Apr 1998 04:00:00


I was glad that I finally got Mach64 X server running
on Redhat 5 box with fvwm2.  (fvwm2 will be canned
as soon as I get my ppp working, and I can download

Unfortunately, I must have changed something around
since it hangs after giving me the grey screen (just after
typing "startx")

I am guessing that the window manager somehow got
tweaked so that it doesn't run anymore, but I am at
a loss as to where to start looking.  The system's
xinitrc looks rather long, and I don't remember
modifying it at all..  The line that's of primary interest
probably is: " exec fvwm2 "  There is no "& " so it
can't be running in the background.

I updated Xconfigurator and Xserver-wrapper so
I am guessing that might be the cause of the problem.

Please let me know if anyone out there has any ideas
on how to go about fixing it..


linux distrib: Redhat 5
Installed a few updates from the Redhat site:
LD.so, mkinitrd, PPP, RPM, Xconfigurator, Xserver-wrapper

PII 333, 128 Mb RAM


1. X doesn't start, instead shows a grey screen

Hi, I'm relatively new to linux and X, and recently I accidentally (and
mindlessly) shut down linux using ctrl-alt-del, which was a really bad idea.
After that, my linux still started, but because I configured to let X start
automatically, X would start load up after Linux's loaded, and it would give
me a grey screen with mouse enabled, but it would not give me the login
screen any more and I don't know how to get out of this screen.  How can I
return to console mode and re-configure X? Or do I need to reinstall X
server etc. (or worst, my Linux? I've got too many customized
option/software to give up already).

Thanks a lot if any of you would kindly reply to this mesg!


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