Edubuntu Live X Server Failure

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Sat Mar 24 21:30:31 GMT 2007

On Sat, 24 Mar 2007, Roy Denton wrote:

> When I tried to boot the Edubuntu Live CD I received the following message:
> Failed to start X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that 
> it is not set up correctly.
> This is my first attempt using Linux, so I'm not sure what I need to do.
> Can you all help out here?

Can you tell us what model your video card is?  It sounds like the video
card autodetection failed for some reason.  I'd usually expect this only
from a very new video card or something really obscure.

Make sure you're using the latest live version cd (ie edgy eft).  If it is
a very new video card you might even try the new beta live cd:


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