[xubuntu-users] How to diagnose loss of X/GUI after latest kernel upgrade in 8.10?

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Thu Jul 2 21:00:20 BST 2009


On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 03:44:30PM -0400, Verde Denim wrote:
>    On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Chris G <[1]cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> 
>      On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 07:27:47PM +0000, Robert Spanjaard wrote:
>      > On Thu, 02 Jul 2009 20:19:48 +0100, Chris G wrote:
>      >
>      > >> There's no .xsession-errors, it hasn't got that far.  Also, as I
>      > >> reported, there don't seem to be any problems in /var/Xorg.0.log.
>      > >>
>      > >> It's an Intel chipset motherboard.
>      > >>
>      > >>     Intel Corporation 4 Series chipset
>      > >>
>      > > The only odd thing I can see in /var/Xorg.0.log is:-
>      > >
>      > >     (II) intel(0): Setting screen physical size to 304 x 228
>      > >
>      > > I suspect that there's no way my monitor is going to manage that
>      > > resolution!
>      >
>      > "Physical size" is the size of your screen in milimeters. Your system
>      uses
>      > that data, combined with the width and height in pixels, to calculate
>      the
>      > PPI of your screen. That information, in turn, is used for things like
>      > setting the right font sizes.
>      >
>      Oh, OK, so that's not the issue then.
> 
>      I just can't find any error messages or processes failing to start,
>      everything looks perfect but I don't have a login/GUI/X.
> 
>    Have you tried starting gdm from the terminal as root:
>    # gdm &
> 
gdm is running:-

    root      3854     1  0 19:57 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/gdm --config=/etc/gdm/gdm-cdd.conf
    root      3857  3854  0 19:57 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/gdm --config=/etc/gdm/gdm-cdd.conf
    root      3860  3857  0 19:57 tty7     00:00:00 /usr/bin/X :0 -br -audit 0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7

-- 
Chris Green




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