HELP Xserver cannot start
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Fri Sep 16 19:43:24 UTC 2005
Thomas Kaiser (ubuntu) Wrote:
> alves5 at cantv.net wrote:
> > Now when I boot it shows a blue (!) screen with a gray box that says:
> > cannot start the X server (your graphical interface). [...] Would you
> > like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?"
> > No matter what I answer, it freezes there.
> Do you use the nvidia graphics driver (this one from nvidid) and did a
> security update lately?
> I had excatly the same problem and solved it with reinstalling the
> nvidia graphics driver.
> Regards, Thomas
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Thanks for posting this advice. I too had the same problem. I think
the key step was
md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf | sudo tee /var/lib/xfree86/xorg.conf.md5sum
I did the reinstall, and was prompted for this afterwords. That should
have been run automatically as part of the security update, IMHO. I
think the average non-geek would have been up the creek.
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