Cannot get X to start on some clients

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Mon Aug 28 18:36:50 BST 2006

On Mon, 28 Aug 2006, Brad Thomas wrote:

> I have setup a lab for the school here running an Edubuntu server.  My 
> clients are having problems though.  I cannot get them to load X at 
> times.  This is what happens:
> 1. I will boot one of my clients and it'll load up fine.
> 2. I then boot a second client.  I get the following after boot in a 
> terminal window (no GUI login screen):
> ----------------------------
> Ubuntu 6.06 LTS ltsp tty1
> ltsp login:
> ----------------------------

Have you tried hitting <ctrl><alt><F7> when you see this screen?  I have
yet to understand this behaviour myself but ferquently thin clients seem to
boot to the text terminal instead of showing the X output (even though X is

Actually, if someone knows the answer to this and how to fix it I'd be
mightily interested.


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