x server not working
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Wed Sep 13 13:41:57 UTC 2006
On 9/5/06, Saurabh Moghe <moghe.saurabh at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have installed Ubuntu Breezy on my Intel PC. Then i upgraded it to Ubuntu
> Dapper. It worked fine the first day. The next day when I tried to boot in
> Ubuntu it gives me an error that the X server is not working. I tried to
> reinstall xserver-xorg, but that did not work out.
> Can anyone help me on this.
> Thanks in advance.
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There is a file in /var/log called Xorg.0.log. You should drop to a
simple shell when you boot Ubuntu without X, or you can use any live
CD to obtain a shell. Observe this file (especially the end of this
file) and note any "WW" (warnings) and "EE" (why I died). This should
tell us why X could not start.
It would also be good to obtain and use KNOPPIX as it is pretty good
Then copy /etc/X11/xorg.conf to say /etc/X11/xorg.conf.today (command
would be "sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.today").
While booted into KNOPPIX copy the file and put it on a flash drive or
mount your drive and save it there (must mount it read write).
Very helpful in this would be a copy of the video card and monitor
Look at the "monitor" and "display" sections and match what the log
file tells is the problem is the basic procedure to correction.
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