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Old 09-22-2005, 09:22 AM   #1
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problems installing ubuntu on mac


i recently got my ubuntu cd's and tried to install it on my mac
the install seemed fine but now when i boot it says it can't load the graphical interface
so it boots but its like all text and stuff
any ideas how i can fix this
 
Old 09-22-2005, 09:51 AM   #2
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login as the user you created and run startx post any error messages here?
 
Old 09-22-2005, 09:59 AM   #3
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alright i'm at work right now so i do that when i get home and post back tomorrow
 
Old 09-22-2005, 11:55 AM   #4
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this is my exact problem when booting ubuntu if it helps any

" I cannot start the X Server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X Server output to diagnose the problem? "
 
Old 09-22-2005, 05:16 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by grimdaze
this is my exact problem when booting ubuntu if it helps any

" I cannot start the X Server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X Server output to diagnose the problem? "
Hey ! what do you do when you see the last line ??


Press yes or y (press enter) and post back what you find.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 11:57 AM   #6
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well i hit enter and it shows me a bunch of stuff i don't understand
then it asks me to view the input and i hit enter and it shows me a bunch of stuff i don't understand
then i hit enter and it says it will disable the x server for now
 
Old 09-23-2005, 01:59 PM   #7
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Hey, you might need to reconfigure your X server. The command to do that in Ubuntu is :

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xfree86-server

Apart from this I cannot tell you more because I myself have never used Ubuntu.

Do this :

1) This site has a Ubuntu forum Go to the forum and search for your problem there. It's most likely that somebody has already posted a similar problem.

2) Take a look at Ubuntu Warty Warthog 4.10 : Installation Help or Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog 5.04 : Installation Help You'll find a lot of threads there, dealing with problems with X

Hope this helps.

Last edited by koodoo; 09-23-2005 at 02:04 PM.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 03:21 PM   #8
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This might be a super stupid question, since I'm also a very green newbie, but I have Ubuntu installed on a Mac. I just wonder if you are sure you got the PPC version instead of the Intel version. I had no problems installing. But I wasn't even aware that there were two versions at first.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 04:39 PM   #9
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yes i'm sure i ordered ten for intel two for mac and one for amd
yes i used the right one
 
  


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