I'm new to linux, so I'm sorry if I get any of the jargon wrong! I am
(was!) running a RedHat 5.1 installation on Linux. Yesterday I tried to
upgrade my Xserver(which was working before, but only with the generic
vga xserver) so that I could get support for my Rendition Verite 1000
graphics card. Now this seemed like it would be fairly simple, and this
is what I did:
1. downloaded XFree86-188.8.131.52-1.i386.rpm from the Redhat ftp site
2. ran rpm -i on both the above files.
3. ran xf86config, which gave new options and showed it supported my
But afterwards when I ran start, I got the following error and X didn't
execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 2)
-X11transSocketUNIXconnect:Can't Connect:errno. 111
Xinit:connection refused (errno. 111): unable to connect to Xserver
Xinit:no such process (errno 3) server error.
Now after doing this I looked in /usr/X11R6/bin and noticed that
although there was a link to XFree86_SVGA from X. the file XFree86_SVGA
was missing. So then I downloaded XFree86-SVGA-184.108.40.206-1.i386.rpm and
ran rpn -i on it.
but when I tried to run startx I got the same error as before.
any ideas anyone ?