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# 1  
Old 05-02-2008
X Server won't start (Redhat 9) HELP

im running rh 9 on my vmware, i tryed changing the graphics card mode
to resize the desktop, after restarting i get a message X Server cannot start.
then it takes me to the consol screen to log on, "im new to using linux as of last night"

It would be helpfull if anyone can help me resolve this issus,
as well as how to resize the desktop so i dont make the same miss take
cheers ever one
# 2  
Old 05-02-2008
Try always to post as much information as you can.
In this case, the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log (in case you are using Xorg) would be a good start Smilie
Regards.
# 3  
Old 05-02-2008
help

and what does "/var/log/Xorg.0.log"
this mean is it a command that is need to resolve the issus
# 4  
Old 05-02-2008
Why don't you make a copy of your xorg.conf before modifiing it if you are unsure? I assume you'll find just a lot of pages explaining how to change resolution in VMware/Linux guest OS.

Google for something like "create configure xorg.conf" if you really can't remember what you've changed.
# 5  
Old 05-02-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by aoteg
and what does "/var/log/Xorg.0.log"
this mean is it a command that is need to resolve the issus
That's simply a log file.
Just run this command:
Code:
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log

And post the output.

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