tinyX gives "xinit: Unknown error (errno 0): Client error." error and dies

tinyX gives "xinit: Unknown error (errno 0): Client error." error and dies

Post by Matthew Crav » Mon, 02 Oct 1995 04:00:00

I am trying to set up tinyX on a system I have at home. The system is
a 386SX/16 with 8 megs of RAM, 12 megs of swap space, and around 160
megs of hard drive space. It has a generic 256K video card and a Dell
13 inch monitor. (Not much of a system, I know, but I got it for
free). When I try to start up tinyX, the X server starts up (I see the
dithered background with the X cursor), and then it dies. Below is the
output it produces on the console as it is starting and dying:

Script started on Sun Oct  1 14:31:24 1995
dogbert:/usr/X386# startx

XFree86 Version 2.0 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 5000)
Operating System: Linux
Configured drivers:
  VGA16: server for 4-bit colour VGA (Patchlevel 0):
      et4000, generic
(using VT number 9)

Xconfig: /usr/X386/lib/X11/Xconfig
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) Mouse: type: Microsoft, device: /dev/ttyS0, baudrate: 1200
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X386/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
(--) VGA16: chipset:  generic
(--) VGA16: videoram: 256k (using 256k)
(--) VGA16: clocks:  25.50  28.32  35.50   0.00
(--) VGA16: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 90MHz
(**) VGA16: Mode "640x480": mode clock =  28.322, clock used =  28.322
(**) VGA16: Virtual resolution set to 800x600

waiting for X server to shut down

xinit:  Unknown error (errno 0):  Client error.

Does anyone have any idea what is causing it to die like this?
Suggestions are greatly appreciated. Obviously it would be better if I
were running on a faster machine, but I can't afford to upgrade just
yet, so if anyone can suggest how to get this working in the meantime,
I would be most grateful.



Matthew Cravit,               | "Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum
DePaul University, Chicago IL |  soli proscripti catapultas haberunt."