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I have a remote server running CentOS 4.3 (Bluequartz) 32bit on:

AMD AthlonXP 1800+
1GB Ram
40GB HDD
100MBps Internet

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I have a package installer, yum, which I installed KDE with using the command "yum groupinstall kde". It installed fine and told me everything works. When I try (in SSH) to start kde it fails.

[[email protected] ~]# startkde
xsetroot:  unable to open display ''
xset:  unable to open display ""
xset:  unable to open display ""
xsetroot:  unable to open display ''
startkde: Starting up...
ksplash: cannot connect to X server
kdeinit: Aborting. $DISPLAY is not set.
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
ksmserver: cannot connect to X server
startkde: Shutting down...
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
Error: Can't contact kdeinit!
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
startkde: Done.
[[email protected] ~]#

I get another error when trying to "StartX"

[[email protected] ~]# startx
_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/game28.snjj.co.uk:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6


X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-34.EL i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux game28.snjj.co.uk 2.6.9-34.0.1.EL #1 Wed May 24																			  07:40:56 CDT 2006 i686
Build Date: 04 May 2006
Build Host: x8664-build.centos.org

		Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
		to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.9-34.0.1.EL ([email protected]) (gcc version 3																			 .4.5 20051201 (Red Hat 3.4.5-2)) #1 Wed May 24 07:40:56 CDT 2006
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
		(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
		(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Jul 16 19:21:08 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

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.
[[email protected] ~]#

Can anybody help me fix these?

Thanks in advance,

~Sam [KDE]
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Did you check the log file and the config file:

(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Jul 16 19:21:08 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

With the first attempt, I suspect it does not know where to start the windowing system since you are remotely logged in. You said you are logged in with ssh, does the remote machine have a video card and display? Are you trying to start the display on that machine or remotely?
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Thanks for the speedy reply,

My remote server is hosted in London, Redbus2 interhouse datacenter. I'm about an hours drive away and it would take me too much time and both to sort out this - unless I really have to. The remote server does have a graphics card, but no monitor. And I'm trying to set up KDE for the first time on this box.

It said something about the X11.conf file, I have linux on my main PC and I had a problem with the display, I edited settings in there to correct the screen display problem. Is it possible for me to edit the x11 file and rerun KDE without going down to the datacentre with a monitor and keyboard etc?

Thanks again,
~Sam :whistling:
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I am not sure of what you are trying to accomplish. You could setup KDE, but since there is no monitor, it will not do you much good. You can edit the X11 file and re-start it, but you won't see anything since you are not at the machine and there is no monitor.

I would assume that you want to display things on your screen, is that correct? If so, you don't need to run KDE on the machine, you just need to set the DISPLAY variable and point it to your machine. Your machine needs to accept the connection, which can be done with the xhost command (xhost + will allow everyone to connect, which is not secure, but is a good quick test).
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Well I was trying to set up KDE on it. I have installed KDE and NX (NoMachine), I thought after I had set up KDE I could remote desktop into the server and control it remotely. I was told I had to set up KDE for NX to work... Correct?

Link to NX: http://www.nomachine.com/
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I am not familar with NX, so it sounds like you need to install KDE.

The first step is to get startx working, which it looks like you are missing the fixed fonts.

Did you look at the log files to see if there is any other information?

When you start kde, you will need to point to the system's display, :0.0 typically.
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So say I've just opened putty, logged in as root... what exactly do I type?
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I don't know exactly which packages you need to load, you can use the command "rpm -ivh " with the needed rpms to load them. If you have your local machine running X11, then you can compare the rpms you have installed to the remote machine and see which you need to add.
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Could I use my X11.conf file on my SuSE PC and put it on the Server in london? If I can't please do tell me cause I will instead go there with a monitor and keyboard and stuff.
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If the systems are the same, you should be able to use the file. If there are different video cards or other differences, you might not be able to .
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Oh thats out the window then. I guess I will just take off KDE or maybe reboot cent... I've already shagged this cent install.

Edited by SuperSam, 01 August 2006 - 02:16 PM.

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