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Offline jeeva

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xwindows is not allowing me to login!!
« on: August 10, 2004, 10:55:14 AM »
when i say startx& from bash, it is is not taking me to xwindos, rather it is
returning an error saying
1)could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local removing
from list
2)"could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID removing
from list

I replaced these two end folder from other pc too, but its behaviour is
same, I am using suse9.1

when i modified /etc/initd to 5, after booting it is taking me to xwindos
login screen but when i enter my login and pwd, it is returning back to
the same login screen instead of taking me to xwindos.

Offline ssglinux

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xwindows is not allowing me to login!!
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2004, 01:41:00 PM »
hi,

ur xwindows has corrupted...to be precise

/etc/X11/XF86Config (in RH9...check the path in SuSE) has been corrupted

check the following lines in ur XF86Config

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
                                                                                                                             
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
                                                                                                                             
        RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
#      FontPath     "unix/:7100" => I commented & added the below line when I had the same issue/error in my RHL9
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
EndSection

hope this is of some use......

Offline jeeva

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didn't find
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2004, 10:12:35 AM »
hi, sorry for the delayed communication, actually i tried watever u said, but i din't find any rgb word in my XF86Config file

Offline vk5hsx

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xwindows is not allowing me to login!!
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2004, 03:51:25 PM »
You didnt happen to install rh9-ymessenger rpm under suse did you.?
If so, it wrecks your .xinitrc file You can just delete it and will create a new one on login next time..

Offline jeeva

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i did the same!!
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2004, 05:20:09 PM »
hi,

i have rh9-ymessenger rpm version, but i hvae to look to replace the .xinitrc as you said, but am scared :(!! coz even after creating the new file, wat if it acts in the same manner? i will lose one more user id, and probably i may lose xwindows one more time, as it happened earlier!!

Offline rathodavinash

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hi
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2004, 05:41:38 PM »
i will suggest u remove the XFree86 File from your
/etc/X11
directory

Then run go to init 3
and do redhat-config-xfree86
this will make a new XFree86 file.

This is what i did once when i hade the same problem in PCQLinux200

again go into init 5

Offline jeeva

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thanks you, i will try for it
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2004, 06:20:29 PM »
hi Avinash,

i will try to do the same, but not now, as am busy in stripping my code. i will do it tomorrow and let know!! thank you!!