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Old 01-18-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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New again to Linux, startx problem


Hey Everybody,

Its been a while since I've setup a linux distribution for myself, and decided to give it a try since I have a couple of programming classes this semester.

I installed Ubuntu 6.10 from the alternate CD, because using the liveCD did not work, it seems to crash. After installing dual-boot with XP, I tried to run Ubuntu for the first time. However, after the loading screen, it just sits there and hangs. Sometimes hitting ctrl+alt+backspace will bring up another screen for just a second, but thats all.

If I boot into recovery mode, then everything seems to boot fine, except that when I use startx it still seems to hang itself. I can back out using ctrl+alt+backspace, but thats as far as I can go. I've looked online for several hours trying to find a fix for the problem, but to no avail, all of the solutions I have found online either aren't for my video cards, or haven't worked. If anybody could point me in the proper direction, or give any help, I would greatly appreciate it. I also tried yanking out the SLI, but that didn't seem to make a difference.

My system:
ASUS M2N-SLI Delux nForce 570 Motherboard
AMD X2 4200+
2 GB Corsair XMS2
Dual eVGA nVidia 7600 GT cards in SLI
Monitor is a Dell flatscreen of some sort
 
Old 01-18-2007, 07:38 PM   #2
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However, after the loading screen, it just sits there and hangs
Which screen are you referring to, the initial Ubuntu bootup(upstart) or the latter graphical one? If its the first one, hit Alt+F1 while its booting, you can see logging mode bootup here. Check for unusual entries. Also post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf here.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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So the computer hangs during the original booting of ubuntu, while the screen is still blank and all the only thing is the Ubuntu logo with a loading bar. Alt+F1 didn't yield any information, as the screen flashes by too quickly to do anything.

I got the xorg.conf file by going into recovery mode, so here it is:

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA Default Card"
Driver "nv"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "DELL 1907FP"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA Default Card"
Monitor "DELL 1907FP"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 01-20-2007, 06:22 AM   #4
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Maybe its just me, and I know crap about how xorg.conf should look. But my monitor section has the horizontal and vertical refresh rates..


Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Blank screen is usually caused by either using the wrong video driver or not having the right one installed, or the refresh rates being wrong.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 06:15 PM   #5
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I tried adding the horizonal sync and vertical refresh, but those did not seem to help with the blank screen issues. I used the install of new nvidia drivers, but that also didn't seem to work. I did this via:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-common
sudo nvidia-xconfig

Whatever appears on the screen after I do a ctrl+alt+backspace is that it had erros opening /dev/wacom because there was no such file or directory, and then right before it hangs I get:

Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/TFF/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/OTF/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/CID/, removing from list!

Thats as far as it gets when I return from the blank screen. Again, I also updated the version of Ubuntu I had via command line update and upgrade, but that didn't fix anything either.
 
  


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