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Old 08-02-2006, 06:38 AM   #1
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(K)Ubuntu LiveCD cannot boot into GUI


I just got a Dell Inspiron E1405, and after going through Windows set up madness, I immediately rebooted with a Kubuntu CD in my CD drive so I could get to dual-booting. Everything seemed fine, until it came time to start the GUI, and Kubuntu just hung. I've seen this on my other laptop before, when I misconfigure X. The Kubuntu progress bar just sits there, completed, but no GUI ever comes up. I tried editing my xorg.conf file, but everything seems to be in order, and I'm not sure what I should look for too find the problem.

I tried Ubuntu as well, and it didn't boot into the GUI either. Only FreeSpire RC1 has, but that didn't get my native resolution configured. Does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem might be?
 
Old 08-02-2006, 05:36 PM   #2
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you should be able to pass a boot option- enter at cd boot of "nox" this should start up into a command line

at the command line type

"sudo dpkg-reconfigure xorg-server"

this should lead you through some simple questions and then start x.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 06:58 AM   #3
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The command worked out being "xserver-xorg", but that worked. I got my GUI up and installed Kubuntu. However, I cannot get the resolution to go higher than 1024x768, which is rather small on my 1440x900 notebook display. I've tried running through that command several more times, and using the KDE Control Center too configure my display, to no avail. the reconfigure command just puts me back at 1024x768, and the KDE Control Center configuration prevents X from working, until I run the reconfigure command. Any ideas?
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:41 AM   #4
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GUI tools are all very well, but sometimes you'll have to use the command line to get exactly what you want.
You need to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to tell it the resolution you want as default, and then restart X (by logging out and then back in) to get the resolution you want.
If you post your xorg.conf file here, I'm sure someone will help you with the necessary changes.

HTH
 
Old 08-05-2006, 03:28 PM   #5
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Poking around a little more, I got it working. After installing the disto, I installed EasyUbuntu to get the repositories it provides. I then followed this guide:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/i9...a4e3ad6e256654

I now have full 1440x900 resolution on my notebook! However, I'm still having trouble with 3D. (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...68#post2367268)
 
  


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