failed to start X server (Ubuntu 5.10)

Lee Slowick lees93 at
Tue Jan 31 02:01:29 UTC 2006


I've attach the log file. Any ideas on what is wrong would be appreciated.


>From: Sasha Tsykin <stsykin at>
>Reply-To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions <ubuntu-users at>
>To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions <ubuntu-users at>, 
>lees93 at
>Subject: Re: failed to start X server (Ubuntu 5.10)
>Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 23:08:57 +1100
>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 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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