No protocol specified

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by simonm1970 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:52 pm
I hope someone can help me!
Ive had the Pi a couple of days, have been signing in and using startx have been loadng linux with no problems at all. now however after startx the screen goes black for about 5 minutes and then get the following message:
No Protocol specified
this repeats numerous times the get the following message

giving up
xinit: resource temprarily unavailible
(errno11): unable to connect to xserver

waiting for x server to shut down

xinit: server error

nothing then happens!

help!!!! :cry: :cry:
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by mahjongg » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:56 pm
I assume you have not cleanly shut down the PI, and given OS and SD-card the opportunity to flush open files to the card, which might have damaged an essential file.

Simply re-flash the card.
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by rocketero » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:32 pm
I got this same problem. After removing Samba package that I had installed, then I rebooted normally with 'sudo reboot', and then tried to StartX and only thing I see is:

No Protocol specified

it repeats over and over for 5 minutes and then it gives up and back to $ prompt

I deleted the /home/pi .Xauthority, then launched StartX, it created a new .Xauthority but not a Go, it came out saying PRIMARY DEVICE IS NOT PCI (was using /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d file)

So I guess at this point it means RE-FLASH, and RE-SIZE PARTITIONS (using Gparted in another PC)
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