Re: iMac questions.....

Mike Sterling (
Mon, 05 Apr 1999 15:51:12 -0700

At 04:20 PM 4/5/99 -0600, Dan Burcaw wrote:
>> >> 2. It appears that the symbolic link for the XF86Config file in
>> >> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 is broken, as the target (/etc/XF86Config) doesn't
>> >> exist. Is there a default XF86Config file to use?
>> >>
>> >
>> >Yup... /etc/X11/XF86Config is where the config file goes.
>> >I'd try the config on
>> >We're working on an improved Xconfigurator which generates working
>> >modes on iMacs.
>> I downloaded the XF86Config.imac file, copied it to /etc/X11/XF86Config,
>> and made the appropiate change to BootX (video=atyfb:vmode:17). My iMac now
>> boots up in 1024x768, but X still won't start. Here's the output:
>> execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 2)
>> _X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 111
>> giving up
>> xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): Unable to connect to X server
>> xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
>Ahh.. you need to make the symlink to XF68_Dev..
>Try this: cd /etc/X11/ ; ln -s ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XF68_FBDev ./X
>Then startx.. This should do the trick.

The saga continues....

It looks like that server wasn't included in the distribution. So, I
downloaded it from the iMac linux site mentioned previously
( and copied it to
/usr/X11R6/bin/XF68_FBDev and ln -s'ed it to /etc/X11/X.

Still no go.

        execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 13)

The rest of the error is the same.

I'm getting closer....I can feel it.


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