Re: [mu TECH] custom kernel and Xwindows problem

From: Jerry Beckmann (
Date: Mon Jun 05 2000 - 16:11:44 CEST

I have attached the startx.log file from my test machine. The steps I
followed for making the kernel were as follows: copy kernel.txt to .config,
rm .config.old, make menuconfig (then exited without making any changes),
make dep, make clean, make zImage, cp ./zImage ./mulinuz (directories
omitted), mu -r. I installed only the X11 disk and setup only the mouse as a
/dev/psaux device. No ethernet device has been configured, as the machine I
am developing on does not have one. When I run startx, the system flips
over to virtual terminal 7 and displays nothing. When I put control back to
terminal 1 (the terminal I called startx from) the command prompt is back
waiting for a new command.

I could really use some help with figuring this one out. I believe that it
is either my .config is not correct or I need to change a few settings in
the makefile to compile the correct settings for the display adapter. I have
downloaded kernel version 2.0.36, applied the Disk On Chip 2000 patch and am
using gcc version 2.91.66.

Thanks again,

----Original Message Follows----
From: Chris Ellec <>
Subject: Re: [mu TECH] custom kernel and Xwindows problem
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 14:54:58 +0000

Jerry Beckmann wrote:

> Hi,
> I am having a problem with running Xwindows with any kernel except the
one I
> downloaded from the muLinux website. I have tried compiling a flat
> kernel (meaning downloading the kernel and putting the kernel.txt file in
> the /src/linux2.0.35 directory as .config) and I still error out when I
> startx.
> The error that I am getting is
> (***) FontPath set to "/usr/X11........"
> TRANS(SocketUNIXConnect) () can't connect: errno = 111
> Can someone help me figure out what I am missing or doing wrong with
> compiling my kernel?

It would be easier if you included the whole error message with cut and

Without that, it's hard to tell. The socket thing make me think you might be
having network problem. Did you include network support in you kernel ?

Even though you are on the same machine, the Xclient (what goes on the
uses a network connection to the Xserver.


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