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X-server cannot be started on display :0 (Doc ID 1004727.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 27, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 10 9/10 U9 and later
All Platforms
***Checked for relevance on 10-Jan-2014***

Symptoms

System boots up, but CDE will not start, and it errors with:

 X-server cannot be started on display :0 

/var/dt/Xerrors contains:

/dev/fb: Inappropriate ioctl for device
ioctl VIS_GETIDENTIFIER, FBIOGATTR, FBIOGTYPE failed on /dev/fb
/dev/fb: Inappropriate ioctl for device
ioctl VIS_GETIDENTIFIER, FBIOGATTR, FBIOGTYPE failed on /dev/fb
Graphics Adapter device /dev/fb is of unknown type
 Fatal server error:
InitOutput: Error loading module for /dev/fb

Cause

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