failed to start X server (Ubuntu 5.10)

L.V.Gandhi lvgandhi at
Mon Jan 23 03:43:24 UTC 2006

On 1/22/06, Lee Slowick <lees93 at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> error.
> "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?
see /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Grep for EE. It will point of error.
linux user No.205042

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