cannot display X Window

cannot display X Window

Post by Steve Marti » Tue, 05 Nov 2002 20:27:03

> My X Window was working fine but the next day it stopped working.

Let me ask a stupid question... did you change anything between
yesterday and today?

Quote:> root partition was 100% full...

That'll do it, all right.

Quote:> work.. I tried some other ways to fix it.... I am using RedHat 7.0.

Just as an aside, I'd recommend going to 7.3, several folks
(myself included) consider 7.0 to be a broken distro.

Quote:> XFree86 Version 3.3.6 / X Window System

You might also consider upping to the 4.x series of XFree86,
as there have been substantial improvements.

Quote:> (**) FontPath set to "unix/:7100"

This of course says that it'll be looking for the font server...

Quote:> _FontTransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 111
> failed to set default font path 'unix/:7100'
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'

...and this says it couldn't find it and had nowhere else to
go for fonts.

Quote:> If I start xfs explicitely using "xfs &" command and try "startx",
> then
> it says "not enough space in /tmp"... This is a completely different
> error message. what does this mean? Now the partition where my /tmp
> directory resides is not full... I've freed some space but still shows
> this error!!

What does "df -k" show?

Quote:> If I start xfs with the configuration file as an option such as:
> "xfs -config /etc/X11/fs/config &" and type "startx", it works!!
> What's going on? Why this doesn't work auto while I type "startx"
> only.

From the "xfs" man page:

       -config configuration_file
               Specifies the configuration file the font server will
use.  If this
               parameter    is    not     specified,     the    
default     file,
               /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config will be used.

I'd recommend you compare the contents of /etc/X11/fs/config with those
of /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config to see what differences there may
be that might explain the behavior you're seeing. I'd also try copying
the contents of /etc/X11/fs/config (the file that works for you)
to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config (apparently the default per the man
to see if this works for you.

Quote:> Thanks for your time!

> Ben

Steve Martin, CPBE CBNT