Unable to bring up X windows

Jim McConville jhmc at xmission.com
Wed Oct 21 11:21:35 PDT 2009


Ref. BLFS svn 20091017    
       Chapter 23. X Window System Components 
Subject: X Window system fails to start

I have compiled the X Window system in accordance with the latest BLFS svn and 
have  succesfully executed the command:  "X -retro -config ~/xorg.conf" .

When executing "startx .xinitrc" I get the typical black screen, followed by a 
dimmly lit screen and a reversion back to the text screen.  This screen 
displays the xterm commands and ends with: 
"error setting MTRR (base = 0xe0000000, size = 0x0ff00000, type = 1) Invalid 
argument (22) "  

I have attempted to start other applications such as "lesstif", "xfce" etc and 
the result is always the same.  

I  have recompiled xterm-231 with the option "--enable-trace"  which  produces 
the file "Trace-parent.out" but I haven't been able to glean anything from 
that file , "Xorg.0.log" or the "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" .

I have attached the "Trace-parent.out" the "xorg.conf" files and the 
compressed Xorg.0.log file.

At this time I am open to suggestions as to a course of action to take to 
resolve this  problem. 

Respecfully,
Jim McConville
jhmc at xmission.com   
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X.Org 6.8.99.903(231)
process 5367 real (0/0) effective (0/0)-- Wed Oct 21 11:13:32 2009
turn on/off: +132 off: -/+132 (turn on/off 80/132 column switching)
turn on/off: +ah off: -/+ah (turn on/off always highlight)
turn off/on: +ai on: -/+ai (turn off/on active icon)
turn on/off: +aw off: -/+aw (turn on/off auto wraparound)
turn on/off: +bc off: -/+bc (turn on/off text cursor blinking)
turn off/on: +bdc on: -/+bdc (turn off/on display of bold as color)
turn on/off: +cb on: -/+cb (turn on/off cut-to-beginning-of-line inhibit)
turn on/off: +cjk_width off: -/+cjk_width (turn on/off legacy CJK width convention)
turn off/on: +cm on: -/+cm (turn off/on ANSI color mode)
turn on/off: +cn on: -/+cn (turn on/off cut newline inhibit)
turn on/off: +cu off: -/+cu (turn on/off curses emulation)
turn off/on: +dc on: -/+dc (turn off/on dynamic color selection)
turn on/off: +fbb on: -/+fbb (turn on/off normal/bold font comparison inhibit)
turn off/on: +fbx on: -/+fbx (turn off/on linedrawing characters)
turn on/off: +hm off: -/+hm (turn on/off selection-color override)
turn on/off: +hold off: -/+hold (turn on/off logic that retains window after exit)
turn on/off: +ie off: -/+ie (turn on/off initialization of 'erase' from pty)
turn on/off: +im off: -/+im (turn on/off use insert mode for TERMCAP)
turn on/off: +j off: -/+j (turn on/off jump scroll)
turn on/off: +k8 off: -/+k8 (turn on/off C1-printable classification)
turn on/off: +l off: -/+l (turn on/off logging (not supported))
turn on/off: +lc off: -/+lc (turn on/off locale mode using luit)
turn on/off: +ls off: -/+ls (turn on/off login shell)
turn on/off: +mb off: -/+mb (turn on/off margin bell)
turn off/on: +mesg on: -/+mesg (turn off/on forbid/allow messages)
turn on/off: +mk_width off: -/+mk_width (turn on/off simple width convention)
turn off/on: +nul on: -/+nul (turn off/on display of underlining)
turn on/off: +pc off: -/+pc (turn on/off PC-style bold colors)
turn on/off: +pob off: -/+pob (turn on/off pop on bell)
turn on/off: +rv off: -/+rv (turn on/off reverse video)
turn off/on: +rvc on: -/+rvc (turn off/on display of reverse as color)
turn on/off: +rw off: -/+rw (turn on/off reverse wraparound)
turn on/off: +s off: -/+s (turn on/off multiscroll)
turn on/off: +samename off: -/+samename (turn on/off the no-flicker option for title and icon name)
turn on/off: +sb off: -/+sb (turn on/off scrollbar)
turn on/off: +sf off: -/+sf (turn on/off Sun Function Key escape codes)
turn on/off: +si on: -/+si (turn on/off scroll-on-tty-output inhibit)
turn on/off: +sk off: -/+sk (turn on/off scroll-on-keypress)
turn on/off: +sm off: -/+sm (turn on/off the session-management support)
turn on/off: +sp off: -/+sp (turn on/off Sun/PC Function/Keypad mapping)
turn on/off: +t off: -/+t (turn on/off Tek emulation window)
turn on/off: +u8 0: -/+u8 (turn on/off UTF-8 mode (implies wide-characters))
turn off/on: +ulc on: -/+ulc (turn off/on display of underline as color)
turn off/on: +ulit on: -/+ulit (turn off/on display of underline as italics)
turn on/off: +ut off: -/+ut (turn on/off utmp support)
turn on/off: +vb off: -/+vb (turn on/off visual bell)
turn on/off: +wc off: -/+wc (turn on/off wide-character mode)
turn on/off: +wf off: -/+wf (turn on/off wait for map before command exec)
Checking options-tables for inconsistencies:
Options listed in help, not found in resource list:
  -C                          
  -Sccn                       
  -bd color                    (standard)
  -bg color                    (standard)
  -bw number                   (standard)
  -display displayname         (standard)
  -fg color                    (standard)
  -fn fontname                 (standard)
  -iconic                      (standard)
  -name string                 (standard)
  -title string                (standard)
  -xrm resourcestring          (standard)
Resource list items not found in options-help:
  +kt
  +r
  -en
  -hc
  -r
  -w
Resource list items that will be ignored by XtOpenApplication:
  -class                       {param}
  -e                           {remainder of line}
  -help                        {0 params}
  -into                        {param}
  -version                     {0 params}
Before XtOpenApplication:
  0:xterm
  1:-geometry
  2:+1+1
  3:-n
  4:login
  5:xterm
  6:.xinitrc.twm
parsing -geometry
parsing +1+1
parsing -n
parsing login
parsing xterm
parsing .xinitrc.twm
process 5367 setEffectiveGroup(0)
process 5367 real (0/0) effective (0/0) (./main.c at 1615)
process 5367 setEffectiveUser(0)
process 5367 real (0/0) effective (0/0) (./main.c at 1633)
process 5367 real (0/0) effective (0/0) (./main.c at 1978)
XTERM_RESOURCE settings:
xterm_name = xterm
icon_geometry = <null>
title = <null>
icon_name = login
term_name = <null>
tty_modes = <null>
hold_screen = off
utmpInhibit = off
utmpDisplayId = on
messages = on
sunKeyboard = off
sunFunctionKeys = off
ptyInitialErase = off
backarrow_is_erase = off
useInsertMode = off
zIconBeep = 0
wait_for_map = off
ptyHandshake = on
ptySttySize = off
sameName = on
sessionMgt = on
process 5367 setEffectiveUser(0)
process 5367 real (0/0) effective (0/0) (./main.c at 1633)
process 5367 setEffectiveGroup(0)
process 5367 real (0/0) effective (0/0) (./main.c at 1615)
process 5367 real (0/0) effective (0/0) (./main.c at 2015)
After XtOpenApplication:
  0:xterm
  1:xterm
  2:.xinitrc.twm
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