X weirdness

Alan McKinnon alan at linuxholdings.co.za
Tue Mar 28 12:07:25 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 28 March 2006 09:57, Sridhar M.A. wrote:
> Hi,
> As mentioned sometime earlier, dapper installs on my machine, but
> does not boot. Seems that the problem is with a specific ASUS
> motherboard some of us are having.
> So, installed breezy and using dapper cd updated it. Even pulled in
> the latest versions from the net. Still, the latest kernel 2.6.15-9
> does not boot. But, the one that is shipped with breezy boots.

Any error messages?

> I am now facing another problem. At the gdm screen, if I login, I
> get a window with the following message:
>     I could not start your session and so I have started the
> failsafe xterm session ...
> Sorry for the short version as I remember only that much. After
> this, just one gnome-terminal windows minus the window decorations
> appears. I have to run all programs from the terminal. It is royal
> pain. Noticed that even alsa is not loaded.
> Can anyone give me some pointers to get over this problem?

Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log and ~/.xsession-errors for error messages as 
to why X didn't start properly

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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