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after installing cpanel, get X server error

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  1. viperz2000

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    Issue: After installing cpanel, i reboot the server and then X gui fails to
    load no matter what i do.

    i am running the following:

    Intel P4 D - 3.2GHzIntel SE7230NH1-E server board
    2GB (2x1GB) Corsair DDR2 667 memory
    2x250 WD drives in RAID 1
    Fedora 5

    I have 2 of these systems and both show the same symptoms.

    I have tried this by just installing Fedora 5 then running the cpanel install.
    I've also installed FC5, applied the FC5 updates, then installed CPanel and
    have the same issue.

    this is how i install cpanel:

    login as root
    wget
    http://layer1.cpanel.net/latest

    ./latest
    cpanel install begins and usually takes about 90-100 minutes (even on this
    hardware above which seems a bit odd)

    i've even tried this under VM and the same thing happens...


    is there something i'm doing wrong?
     
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    /sbin/chkconfig --add xfs
    /sbin/chkconfig --level 2345 xfs on
    /sbin/service xfs start
     
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    Thanks for the quick response!

    Since cpanel basically wipes out the server configs, i'm guessing that i need to run this after the cpanel install has completed.

    i'll give it a try.
     
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    i ran the commands while still under the root account after the cpanel install and the same message came up after i rebooted:

    "Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface)...Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?"

    Must i do something after the cpanel install (and admin's suggestions above) before i reboot? I have been rebooting immediately after the install.

    Is there a way to fix it when it gets to this point?
     
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    received this from tech support:

    You should not have an X server running on your machine. A normal cpanel install is best achieved by installing a completely base install of your OS of choice (you shouldn't need anything beyond the first cd), and then running the cpanel installer.

    guess that answers it. i guess i need to brush up on the command line utils...
     
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    I have found that Webmin installs and plays nice with cPanel. Just remember to open the correct port (default is 10000) in your firewall and setup your webmin users FIRST.

    Between the WHM and Webmin, there are few administrative duties left to the command line. However, you will find (like many of us) that SSH is the quickest and most efficient means to administer your server. Spend some time learning the scripts available in the /scripts directory and learning to rebuild Apache and PHP using the /scripts/easyapache script.

    My #1 reason for disabling X on a server boxes -- can you say RESOURCE HOG!!
     
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