Failure starting X on hp 6715s laptop, ati x1250 graphics card, with alpha2

Pär Lidén par.liden at
Sun Dec 30 00:29:57 UTC 2007

By the way, is this the right mailing-list to ask these kind of questions?
This seemed to be the most suitable, but after looking around I start to
think that maybe it isn't?


2007/12/30, Pär Lidén <par.liden at>:
> Hello, I have a HP 6715s laptop, and I tried booting the Hardy alpha2 cd
> on it. Most of the booting works fine, but loading X won't work. I at first
> get an error that X could not be loaded, and asked if I would like to view
> the output. This is the output (with the line breaks exactly like this):
> /etc/gdm/failsafeXserver: line 47: [: too many arguments
> Warning: Could not retrieve EDID because get-edid is not installed (1)
> open_sock(): Permission denied
> : error: this program dows not know how to configure the "10
> shared/default-x-server doesn't exist X server
> Warning: Could not generate /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe
> The computer is using ATI x1250 graphics card.
> Why does it err like this? Gutsy didn't work either (according to
>, it can be done
> with some effort).
> I suppose the ati x1250 card is not currently supported properly in,
> but these errors seems to point out some other problem as well, maybe
> something that can be fixed. So if it is some kind of bug, I'd like to
> report it. But I don't know what to report, where exactly the problem lies.
> So if anyone has any ideas, it is welcome. I would greatly appreciate any
> comments.
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