xubuntu upgrade/install

Daniel Mons daniel.mons at iinet.net.au
Mon Nov 3 22:20:50 GMT 2008

Sebastian Spiess wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> I hope you can help me in some way...
> Yesterday I spend some time on IRC http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2008/11/02/%23xubuntu.html time starting at  09:01	_sebastian1
> and we went though all we could think of but nothing helped/worked.
> so I pulled the xorg.conf from my backup (gutsy) and copied it to the intrepid install it seemed to work as the machine was
> working. but in the end it X cam up saying it could only run in low gaphics mode. As mouse, thouchpad or keyb did not work
> I could not press the OK button.
> I attached the xorg.conf from gutsy and the log file

Two friends of mine recently had the same problem post-upgrade.  I'm
beginning to think this is something that needs to be filed as a bug.

It seemed for them that vital input/graphics drivers where not brought
across in an upgrade.  Your error log says X can't find a driver to
match your graphics card.

The fix that worked for both of them was the following (each command is
one line, prefixed by "$" representing your command prompt).

I've used "ubuntu-desktop" in the following.  Replace with
xubuntu-desktop/kubuntu-desktop as you require.


$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop xorg xserver-xorg
xserver-xorg-input-all -y

$ sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg


What all of that does is ensure that Xorg, (X|K)Ubuntu-Desktop and all
the necessary drivers are installed.  Then it moves your config to the
side and applies the new 1.5/7.4 Xorg ultra-minimalist config that does
a lot of autodetection. (My xorg.conf is 11 lines, and works perfectly
on my Toshiba laptop).

Give it a whirl and see how you go.


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