Subject: X troubles
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Matthieu Herrb <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/04/1994 16:48:30
You wrote (in your message from Thu  4)
 > Now that I have XFree86 2.1.1 on my newly-updated 1.0B system (Aug 1 tars
 > from, I can't get X to work.  The X server exits immediately;
 > some fooling around with SuperProbe revealed that it is exiting when it calls
 > ``ioctl(CONS_fd, X_CONSOLE_MODE_ON, ...)''.  I have 'options USERVER,XCONSOLE'
 > in my kernel config, is there something else that I'm missing?  Why does
 > ioctl hate me?  :-)

start X with stdout and stderr redirected to a file 
(eg ``xinit >& xinit.log'') and look at the result. The answer is
probably obvious.