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Offline 3rail

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X server error following FAQ for Xfbdev in 2.4.1, 2.5.0 RC2
« on: November 06, 2009, 07:46:26 AM »
Hi,

I've successfully used the procedure outlined in http://www.tinycorelinux.com/faq.html#framebuffer before in the older builds (pre-2.4) but can't seem to get it to work in current builds.

My procedure:

1.  boot TC 2.4.1/2.5.0rc2 to the gui, pre-Xfbdev
2.  use appbrowser to install Xfbdev.tgz (using the install button, installs fine)
3.  modify my extlinux.conf to include vga=792 and text
4.  reboot the machine
5.  framebuffer gets properly initialized, proceeds to boot into text mode
6.  type 'xsetup.sh', it runs, I choose my mouse type hit ok, it exits
7.  type 'startx' as outlined in the FAQ

Result:

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Fatal server error:
LinuxInit: Server must be suid root

Any suggestions besides sudo startx (which produces a desktop but I can't choose logout to save settings because there's no reaction to selecting logout)?

Thanks!

ps showbootcodes:

initrd=/tce/tinycore.gz quiet laptop nolocal tce=UUID="c9384e8e-ccd2-4894-950e-3b20b2357412"/tce text vga=792 BOOT_IMAGE=/tce/bzImage
« Last Edit: November 06, 2009, 08:33:19 AM by 3rail »

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Re: X server error following FAQ for Xfbdev in 2.4.1, 2.5.0 RC2
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 09:12:44 AM »
you could try ""sudo chmod u+s"?

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Re: X server error following FAQ for Xfbdev in 2.4.1, 2.5.0 RC2
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 09:54:15 AM »
Xfbdev extension reposted with fix.
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Re: X server error following FAQ for Xfbdev in 2.4.1, 2.5.0 RC2
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009, 10:13:47 AM »
I ran tce-update, grabbed the new Xfbdev.tgz and Xlibs_support.tczl, ran through the procedure outlined in the FAQ and it works great again.

Thank you for the fix.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2009, 10:32:32 AM by 3rail »