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The X-Server can not be started on display :0

Hey Guys,

I have just moved my machine to a new location
and reconfigured my DNS and ip...
and for an unknown reason
I get this X-Server can not be started error on startup.

This is what I got in my Xerrors log:

Quote:
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg0000024e to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg0000024f to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg00000250 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg00000251 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg00000252 to match /dev/fb)
Wed Feb 17 11:39:04 2010
error (pid 887): Server unexpectedly died
Wed Feb 17 11:39:09 2010
error (pid 887): Server for display :0 can't be started.
It is possible to start a graphical session (X-Server) manually,
but not automatically upon startup...

Any ideas?

Thanks a lot!
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check the /.login script
'prtconf -v | grep fb' do you get something that resembles
dev_link=/dev/fb
??
Are you trying this on the system console directly?
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Hey Incredible,

Here is what I got when I execute directly on the console or via putty

Code:
prtconf -v | grep fb

it gave the same following result:

Quote:
dev_path=/pci@1f,700000/SUNW,XVR-600@2:jfb0
dev_link=/dev/fbs/jfb0
dev_link=/dev/fb
dev_link=/dev/jfb0
dev_link=/dev/fb0
One thing weired is that when I launch Xming remotely from another computer (my PC), it takes me directly to the login session menu of my Solaris machine.
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Sorry to have forgotten to ask you this:-
where did you actually get the errors shown on your first post ?
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Upon Startup of Solaris, it shows an error message on the screen that:
Quote:
X-Server can not be started on display :0
and it tells me to refer to the error file located in
/var/dt/Xerrors
and the message in Xerrors are shown in my first post!

Thanks so much!

---------- Post updated at 08:12 AM ---------- Previous update was at 07:59 AM ----------

Here is a more detailed version of Xerrors:
Quote:
Unrecognized option: -client
use: X [:<display>] [option]
-a # mouse acceleration (pixels)
-ac disable access control restrictions
-audit int set audit trail level
-auth file select authorization file
bc enable bug compatibility
...
-dpsfileops enable DPS file operators
-dur set bell duration
-flipPixels reverse black and white pixel values
-mden set pointer acceleration denominator
-nobanner disable Solaris banner
-nominexp disable minimized exposure
-pit set bell pitch
-sharedretainedpath path defines a file system path
"-dev vfb" options:
screen [scrn] WxHxD set screen's width, height, depth
scrn remains for backwards compatibility, but is optional
Note that scrn is relative to all screens on server
pixdepths space-separated-list-of-int support given pixmap depths
linebias n adjust thin line pixelization
blackpixel n pixel value for black
whitepixel n pixel value for white
BGRa set in M64 emulation mode
fbdir [absolute path] mmap XWD(1)-format framebuffers into /tmp/.X11-vfb or specified full path
help this message
1 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000c2 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000c3 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000c4 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000c5 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000c6 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000c7 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000c8 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000c9 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000ca to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000cb to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000cc to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg000000cd to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument

....

facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg00000250 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg00000251 to match /dev/fb)
facl: Invalid argument
(failed setting acl on /tmp/wg00000252 to match /dev/fb)
Wed Feb 17 11:39:04 2010
error (pid 887): Server unexpectedly died
Wed Feb 17 11:39:09 2010
error (pid 887): Server for display :0 can't be started.
Wed Feb 17 11:46:03 2010
error (pid 886): Server unexpectedly died
Wed Feb 17 11:46:08 2010
error (pid 886): Server for display :0 can't be started.
Wed Feb 17 11:52:36 2010
error (pid 886): Server unexpectedly died


---------- Post updated at 08:33 AM ---------- Previous update was at 08:12 AM ----------

I would like to know where the XServer is launched upon startup of Solaris? Where I can reset/set the options of XServer? (i.e. where can I configure the Xserver?)

Thanks,

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You have to check the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
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Had same problem login as root then move to /etc/X11 and delete xorg.conf


Code:
cd /etc/X11/ && rm xorg.conf

reboot system using shutdown command


Code:
shutdown -y -g0 -i6

upon booting Solaris is going to generate new xorg.conf

**note** for case make a safe copy of original xorg.conf

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