Not able to run GUI on RHEL 4 ES

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Not able to run GUI on RHEL 4 ES

Postby xancatal » 18. Aug 2008, 20:16

Does anyone have a clue why Virtual Box is not letting me startx my RHEL box? I'm running version 4 (ES) of Red Hat, and while the system was loaded with all the "Addons" for a Linux guest, I am not able to run "startx" to initiate the GUI. It looks like there are issues with the mouse. Ironically, Windows guests work flawlessly... :evil:
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Postby Sasquatch » 18. Aug 2008, 21:27

Please give more info, conform the Forum Posting Guide.

Also, is it really necessary to make it a poll when you ask a question? Unless you have a very good reason, I will remove the poll as it doesn't make sense.
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Postby xancatal » 21. Aug 2008, 20:02

Sasquatch,

The poll makes sense, being that installing Windows guest systems is easier in my short experience with vritualbox than installing them on Linux or Solaris.

Are you willing to help, or simply criticize my poll? I don't know what do you mean by "conform to forum posting guide".

The virtual box is running on Solaris 10 05/08 x64, 1 AMD Opteron CPU, and 1GB of Ram. Running Virtualbox 1.6.4.
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Postby Sasquatch » 21. Aug 2008, 21:07

Just read the Forum Posting Guide and give us more info as to what doesn't work, what errors, what settings, etc.

The question about your poll is that you are having problems with Xserver on your RHEL guest, does that have anything to do with installing a specific Guest? If you look more closely here on the forums, you see that there are all kinds of issues and successes with all kinds of Guest systems. This poll here will not be represenative, as only people with Linux Guests will view this topic. If you only have Windows or Solaris Guests, would you bother to read this part of the forum?
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Postby xancatal » 21. Aug 2008, 22:46

Don't mind my poll Sasquash...

Error message:

getconfig.pl: rules file '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/getconfig/xorg.cfg' has version 1.0.
getconfig.pl: 1 rule added from file '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/getconfig/xorg.cfg'.
getconfig.pl: Evaluated 24 rules with 0 errors.
getconfig.pl: Weight of result is 0.
(==) Using default built-in configuration (43 lines)
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
(EE) <default pointer>: Cannot find which device to use.
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: No Device specified.
(EE) <default pointer>: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "<default pointer>"
No core pointer

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
[root@localhost tmp]#
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Postby Sasquatch » 21. Aug 2008, 23:44

And what is the content of the xorg.0.log file? From what I can tell now, there is an error in your xorg.conf file. I don't know the command to reconfigure your xorg.conf file on RH, but on Ubuntu it's as follows.
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dpkg -reconfigure xserver-xorg

Could be that it's the same, but I doubt it. Check your distro's documentation for the correct command. It seems that it wants to use a serial mouse, which you don't have and VB does not support.
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Postby xancatal » 21. Aug 2008, 23:56

The file is pretty big... the last 60 or so lines read as follows:

(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
(II) VESA(0): initializing int10
(II) VESA(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) VESA(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Version 2.0
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 131072 kB
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM: VirtualBox VBE BIOS http://www.virtualbox.org/
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 0.2
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: VirtualBox VBE Adapter
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: Sun xVM VirtualBox Version 1.6.4
(II) VESA(0): virtual address = 0xaff00000,
physical address = 0xe0000000, size = 134217728
(==) VESA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) VESA(0): Backing store disabled
(WW) VESA(0): Option "TargetRefresh" is not used
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension LBX
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-APPGROUP
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
(II) Initializing built-in extension XEVIE
(WW) <default pointer>: No Device specified, looking for one...
(EE) <default pointer>: Cannot find which device to use.
(==) <default pointer>: Protocol: "Auto"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) <default pointer>: Core Pointer
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: No Device specified.
(EE) <default pointer>: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "<default pointer>"
(II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) <default keyboard>: Core Keyboard
(**) Option "Protocol" "standard"
(**) <default keyboard>: Protocol: standard
(**) Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
(**) <default keyboard>: XkbRules: "xorg"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
(**) <default keyboard>: XkbModel: "pc101"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
(**) <default keyboard>: XkbLayout: "us"
(**) Option "CustomKeycodes" "off"
(**) <default keyboard>: CustomKeycodes disabled
(WW) No core pointer registered
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "<default keyboard>" (type: KEYBOARD)
No core pointer

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
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Postby xancatal » 22. Aug 2008, 00:04

The following command should reconfigure xorg:

system-config-display --reconfig


The problem is that once it reconfigure the display, it quickly kills the x session:

Error:

Window manager warning: Fatal I/O error 104 (connection reset by peer) on display ':17.0'.
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Postby Sasquatch » 22. Aug 2008, 00:28

This is the problem, no mouse configured:
(WW) <default pointer>: No Device specified, looking for one...
(EE) <default pointer>: Cannot find which device to use.
(==) <default pointer>: Protocol: "Auto"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) <default pointer>: Core Pointer
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: No Device specified.
(EE) <default pointer>: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "<default pointer>"
(II) UnloadModule: "mouse"

You need to specify a mouse. Usually, this should happen automatically, but it didn't. See if you can find a default mouse configuration, there are plenty if you use Google. I can't give you mine, because I have no GUI running on my Linux VM (Ubuntu Server) and the one for my Laptop won't work, because it's a touchpad.
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Postby xancatal » 22. Aug 2008, 16:39

I must report the GUI now successfully starts. It took a few reboots, besides reconfiguring my xorg in order for it to boot up. I now have a fully GUI along with my other VM's (win2k8, Fedora and Suse).
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Postby Sasquatch » 22. Aug 2008, 18:38

Great, now I will remove your 'poll', as it really isn't needed ;). You can start one in a more general part of the forum, "Using VB", if you want to start one and get more response.
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Postby xancatal » 22. Aug 2008, 23:10

I liked my poll Sasquatch!! :?
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Postby Sasquatch » 22. Aug 2008, 23:20

Then recreate it in the more appropriate place. This is not the correct place for it. People with only Windows and/or Solaris Guests will not read it here.
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