was given some commands to corrrect a network problem now i can't get in my computer
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I was having trouble with linux mint 13 netowrking ... someone recommended wicd and I tried it and it went well
I will have to come back and edit this but here is my present problem I can't get the X system to work I think ... I have access to the console or terminal is all. here is the result of typing X
nate@nate3 ~$ X
Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
if this server isno longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.
Please consult the X.org Foundation support
ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
Last edited by tbrownarcher; 08-27-2012 at 05:23 PM.
ctrl alt f8 gives me a black screen with no prompt.
Ok, so it seems that so X is running but it has locked up.
sudo /var/command not found
-bash: /home/nate/: Permission denied
prompt ~/ home/nate:
-bash: /home/nate/: is a directory
Three problems here.
1. You want "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", not "/var/command".
2. You want "~/.xsession-errors" not "~./xsession-errors"
3. These are text files, that you should read by opening in a pager like "less" or upload to the forum.
sudo less /var/log/Xorg.0.log
You can scroll in less using the arrow or pgup, pgdn keys, and can quit by pressing "q".
/etc/mdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
localuser:nate being added to access control list
Setting IM through im-switch for locale=en_US.
Start IM through /etc/etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/all_ALL linked to /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/default.
Failed to connect to the virtualbox Kernel service
last line 4 times then
and no prompt
the other is such a long file and i would havce to type it into this screen on this computer ... can't cut and paste. only a txt window
it scrolled up the top of the screen i can't even see it at all ... anything i can look for and i page up and down ... won't scroll
there is nothing that looks suspicious in your ~/.xsession-errors file (except that you may have upgraded your kernel since setting up virtualobx).
It's going to be really tough to understand the problem without the Xorg.0.log file. Basically we would just be guessing.
I think you either need to transfer the file to another machine or use a text based webbrowser (such as lynx, w3m or links) to upload it to the forum directly from your ubuntu machine.
One other option is to boot from a live CD (or usb stick), mount the relevant partition on your harddrive and get to the log file that way.
don't havce any clue how to transfer it to another machine . it's not on a network and i don't know how to get it there and don't know how to run a text based browser though in the past i have done so but very minimallly. maybe this would be a very good lesson but then maybe it wouild be just as easy to reinstall.... sheesh ... I'm looking through the /var/log/Xorg.0.log but i don't havec any idea idea what i'm looking at it wouild take me a month to type it in and that not accurately
Type in? Why don't you just mount a flash drive and copy the log to it. Then once you have that, take it to another computer which has internet and a GUI and just copy and paste or attach the file?
Here's some hints about how you can go about doing it. Log in as root user, since you're on Ubuntu do the following.
sudo su -
Once you're root plug in your flash drive. After you plug in run the dmesg command.
You should see information about a drive being connected and some letters identifying it (for example sda, sdb, or sdc, etc.). Once you know the drive name it's time to look up the partition name. In my case I'll say my flash drive is sdb.
fdisk -l | grep sdb
That is "fdisk minus ell as in L". Once you have the partition name, in my case it would be /dev/sdb1, then you can mount it.
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/flashdrive
cp /var/log/Xorg.0.log /mnt/flashdrive/
Essentially what we did was mount the flash drive, copy the log file, and then unmount the flash drive. Once the flash drive is unmounted you can unplug it and take it to another computer.
It is better to learn than to reinstall so keep up the good work!
if this machine has a wired connection it should be trivial to get it on the network. If you are using wireless it is still pretty easy. All you will really need to do is edit a few lines in a text editor.
My wife went to bed which leaves me the laptop so I'm still here I just copied or should havce copied the files to the flashdrive. how do i get it over here ???? on the laptop i can be in ubuntu or windows
i'm in windows right now i'll try this ....i could do it in windows but it's not columnized probably pretty hard to read so im goin to ubuntu