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Old 10-17-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
Darkknight512
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Exclamation Startx IO error 104


Ubuntu 7.04, It keeps returning io error 104, when i type startx, when I try to look at the log, it says the directory doesn't exist,

Hardware: Pentium M 1.5 ghz
760 mb of ram
Intel® 82852/82855 Graphics Controller Family

So far I have installed Ubuntu with the text based installer.
I have run the commands apt-get update and apt-get upgrade to see if the updates would help, but they did not, I also tryed the sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, my chipset was not on the list so I tryed vesa and vga none worked

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows xp, windows xp was installed first - They both boot its just that Ubuntu won't start the X server.

Thanks, -Darkknight512
 
Old 10-17-2007, 04:30 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Darkknight512 View Post
Ubuntu 7.04, It keeps returning io error 104, when i type startx, when I try to look at the log, it says the directory doesn't exist,

Hardware: Pentium M 1.5 ghz
760 mb of ram
Intel® 82852/82855 Graphics Controller Family

So far I have installed Ubuntu with the text based installer.
I have run the commands apt-get update and apt-get upgrade to see if the updates would help, but they did not, I also tryed the sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, my chipset was not on the list so I tryed vesa and vga none worked

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows xp, windows xp was installed first - They both boot its just that Ubuntu won't start the X server.

Thanks, -Darkknight512
The startx command is a script. In Debian I think that the script is located in /usr/X11R6/bin/startx. I suiggest that the first step in debugging this error is to take a look at /usr/X11R6/bin/startx and see if you can figure out which directory is missing. If you don't know the bash commands then post /usr/X11R6/bin/startx here and somebody who knows the bash commands can tell you what directories are potentially missing.


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Old 10-17-2007, 04:40 PM   #3
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The startx command is a script. In Debian I think that the script is located in /usr/X11R6/bin/startx. I suiggest that the first step in debugging this error is to take a look at /usr/X11R6/bin/startx and see if you can figure out which directory is missing. If you don't know the bash commands then post /usr/X11R6/bin/startx here and somebody who knows the bash commands can tell you what directories are potentially missing.


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The folder startx is missing I think.

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