failed to start X server (Ubuntu 5.10)

Sasha Tsykin stsykin at
Sun Jan 29 12:08:57 UTC 2006

Lee Slowick wrote:
> I tried the command  sudo dpkd-reconfigure xserver-xorg and chose the 
> automatic option and allowed it to fill in most of the prompt. It 
> detected my matrox card and location, at least it seemed too. But 
> still when I rebooted it comes up with the same 'failed to start' error.
> Log file indicateds 'no devices detected.'
> I can include the exact output of the log if it would help.
> Any other ideas.
> Lee
> Lee Slowick wrote:
Check that your monitor is being detected correctly. Check for the sync 
rates in particular. Also check if you are using the correct driver for 
you video card Finally, please do post your log file, it will make it 
much easier to figure out what your problem is.


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