LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-02-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
SubaruKid
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Minor problem


well i turn on the computer and it doesnt take me to my graphical interface but instead gives me the blue error page saying the following
/etc/gdm/failsafexserver: line 47: [: too many arguments
warning: could not retrieve EDID because get- edid is not installed(1)
fatal: error inserting battery
(/lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernal/drivers/acpi/batter.ko):no such device
im really dumb and newby at this terminal thing so im not quite sure what im to do to fix this. another thing that would be awesome if some1 had a tutorial/guide explaining the major basics.. i dont really need any1 telling me to use search botton or google or anything.. thanks for future help.
also.. this is on ubuntu gusty gibbon..

Last edited by SubaruKid; 12-02-2007 at 08:12 PM.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 09:55 PM   #2
wit_273
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Nebraska
Distribution: CentOS
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 15
Looks like GDM is not even starting so I am guessing after the error you are getting to a terminal login instead of the GUI login? If that is the case and assuming there are no other problems you should be able to login at the terminal and then type
Code:
startx
This will get you into GNOME the GUI interface. So you can work in a more familiar environment. After getting into the gui I would suggest using Synaptic to remove and then reinstall GDM. You can get to Synaptic by clicking on System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager.

Alternatively you can remove and reinstall GDM with apt-get from the terminal.

Code:
sudo apt-get remove gdm
You can also use apt-get reinstall but I alway like to remove the troubling package that I want to reinstall.

After if finishes removing the package
Code:
sudo apt-get install gdm
This may and hopefully will solve your problem. I have never had this problem before so I am just making a guess as to what the simple solution may be.

As a word of advice for post to LQ. Use a more descriptive subject then Minor Problem. Often people look at threads based on there knowledge of the subject and so someone who could offer help may pass over the non descriptive subject. A good subject for this thread would have been 'GDM errors when starting Ubuntu'.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 10:41 PM   #3
SubaruKid
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by wit_273 View Post
Looks like GDM is not even starting so I am guessing after the error you are getting to a terminal login instead of the GUI login? If that is the case and assuming there are no other problems you should be able to login at the terminal and then type
Code:
startx
This will get you into GNOME the GUI interface. So you can work in a more familiar environment. After getting into the gui I would suggest using Synaptic to remove and then reinstall GDM. You can get to Synaptic by clicking on System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager.

Alternatively you can remove and reinstall GDM with apt-get from the terminal.

Code:
sudo apt-get remove gdm
You can also use apt-get reinstall but I alway like to remove the troubling package that I want to reinstall.

After if finishes removing the package
Code:
sudo apt-get install gdm
This may and hopefully will solve your problem. I have never had this problem before so I am just making a guess as to what the simple solution may be.

As a word of advice for post to LQ. Use a more descriptive subject then Minor Problem. Often people look at threads based on there knowledge of the subject and so someone who could offer help may pass over the non descriptive subject. A good subject for this thread would have been 'GDM errors when starting Ubuntu'.
yeah thanks for help and sorry about title.. i remembered it but it was too late to edit it.. i tryed startx but i get an error from that so im just going to remove and install right there in terminal.. ill let u know if i need more help... thanks
 
Old 12-02-2007, 10:49 PM   #4
SubaruKid
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
okay well i removed and then installed gdm.. then i tried startx again and i got an error line saying xf86alidatemodes()
i think i have to configure screen settings.. how do i do that?
 
Old 12-02-2007, 11:22 PM   #5
wit_273
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Nebraska
Distribution: CentOS
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
okay well i removed and then installed gdm.. then i tried startx again and i got an error line saying xf86alidatemodes()
i think i have to configure screen settings.. how do i do that?
To try to reconfigure xorg (screen settings) you can run

Code:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
If reconfiguring xorg does not work the you may want to post the exact error message and the hardware you are using. I am sure someone here would be able to help with enough information given.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 11:44 PM   #6
SubaruKid
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by wit_273 View Post
To try to reconfigure xorg (screen settings) you can run

Code:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
If reconfiguring xorg does not work the you may want to post the exact error message and the hardware you are using. I am sure someone here would be able to help with enough information given.
alright i did just that and it said xserver is not installed.. i tried
Code:
sudo apt- get install xserver
but it says it has no installation candidate..
ill post complete error messeges from now on.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 12:05 AM   #7
wit_273
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Nebraska
Distribution: CentOS
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 15
Try
Code:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg
If you get xserver-xorg installed and have only a very basic gui you may need to also reinstall the Gnome desktop-- I am guessing that if xerver-xorg is not installed you are also going to find Gnome components missing. But see if it works with just installing xserver-xorg before doing this.
Code:
sudo apt-get install gnome
Is this a fresh load? Did it ever work for you? Sounds like something went really wrong in the install (if fresh load) or something was removed that should not have been. Always make sure to read the details of what will be removed when adding or removing packages. Sometime package managers will remove a needed package when removing something that otherwise seems harmless to remove.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 02:48 PM   #8
SubaruKid
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by wit_273 View Post
Try
Code:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg
If you get xserver-xorg installed and have only a very basic gui you may need to also reinstall the Gnome desktop-- I am guessing that if xerver-xorg is not installed you are also going to find Gnome components missing. But see if it works with just installing xserver-xorg before doing this.
Code:
sudo apt-get install gnome
Is this a fresh load? Did it ever work for you? Sounds like something went really wrong in the install (if fresh load) or something was removed that should not have been. Always make sure to read the details of what will be removed when adding or removing packages. Sometime package managers will remove a needed package when removing something that otherwise seems harmless to remove.
alright i did the first code and i got this in reply
package x server is a virtual package provided by:
vncserver 3.3.7-14ubuntu1
tightvncserver 1.2.9-21
xserver-xorg-core 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg-12ubuntu8
you should explicitly select one to install
Eackage xserver has no installation candidate

my system was running fine and everything til it froze up so i hit ctrl+alt+f1 and it restarted but it gave me that.. and then i tryed what ppl above said.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 08:54 PM   #9
wit_273
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Nebraska
Distribution: CentOS
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 15
You know at this point I am going to call uncle. Since no one smarter then myself (which would be almost everyone on this board) has come along to help you may want to start a new thread. Give it a subject that will attract the right people-- something like 'Problems getting xserver to run in Ubuntu'. And summarize what your problems are and what you have tried-- also post a link back to this thread.

It is not generally advisable to start another thread for the same problem. But, as already discussed, this thread is not attracting the people who can help because of the vague topic.

Sorry my advice did not provide more help. I do not think my advice would have dug you any deeper, but as I said I am going to call uncle--before I do start digging you deeper.

George
 
Old 12-03-2007, 11:19 PM   #10
SubaruKid
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by wit_273 View Post
You know at this point I am going to call uncle. Since no one smarter then myself (which would be almost everyone on this board) has come along to help you may want to start a new thread. Give it a subject that will attract the right people-- something like 'Problems getting xserver to run in Ubuntu'. And summarize what your problems are and what you have tried-- also post a link back to this thread.

It is not generally advisable to start another thread for the same problem. But, as already discussed, this thread is not attracting the people who can help because of the vague topic.

Sorry my advice did not provide more help. I do not think my advice would have dug you any deeper, but as I said I am going to call uncle--before I do start digging you deeper.

George
thanks a bunch george.. imma give it some time so thread moves down/attracts some1 else and ill start a new one when i have more time too sit down and mess with this too..
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Minor mouse problem don_dimo Linux - Software 2 03-17-2005 01:36 AM
minor problem with WineX Independence Linux - General 2 12-25-2003 02:54 PM
Minor Keyboard Problem ! zetox Linux - Newbie 3 10-17-2003 07:06 AM
minor lan problem mrgohan Linux - Networking 12 08-16-2003 06:04 PM
Minor Problem PlanetNEO Linux - Networking 3 12-08-2002 04:23 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration