Gnome Display Mgr fails to load

Terry Ehrhart tehrhart at
Thu Jun 11 20:35:29 UTC 2009

I am trying to install a Ubuntu 9.04 system on a usb hard drive. I have had
this same setup installed using Opensuse so I know it will work. I can load
the CD-Live and it works normal. When I do an install to the hard drive and
try to load it, I get an error message. 

[9+0 records in
[9+0 records out
<init: name_to_dev_t(/dev/disk/by-uuid/7eb39bfc-e0ef-4bb3-a8d0-e3dcf4eeb945)
= dev(8,5)
<init: trying to resume from
<init: No resume image, doing normal boot
Trying to resume   No resume image.

If I do a boot and hit alt - F3, everything has an OK except Gnome Display
Manager. It has (Fail) after it.

If I enter startx I get the following message.

Entered startx
x Protocol Version 11, Revision 11

get fences failed: -1
param: 6, val: -1
get fences failed: -1
param: 6, val: -1
EE) config/hal: couldn't initialize context: (null) ((null))

waiting for X server to shut down error setting MTRR (base = 0xc000000, size
= 0x10000000, type = 1) Invalid argument (22)
ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log

I'm new to Linux so I could use some help.

Terry Ehrhart
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