failed to start X server (Ubuntu 5.10)

Lee Slowick lees93 at
Mon Jan 23 02:31:39 UTC 2006


This is my first install of Ubuntu and the entire install seemed to go fine, 
but at the end and now when I reboot and it tries to start the GUI I get a 

"Failed to start X server... It is likely that it is not setup correctly..."

I viewed the log file and two things stood out:

(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

It then give me a option the view the detailed X server output .

I see it sees my Matrox video card, but at the end it give me the save error 
messages as above.

Can anyone help and give me a idea on what the problem might be and how to 
fix it?



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