I recently installed Ubuntu 10.5. The install appeared to go smoothly, but on booting the first time X.Org failed to start. I can get to a terminal and everything appears to be in order except X. Here is the error I get when X.Org attempts to start:
xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.7416
X Window System Version 6.8.2 (Ubuntu 6.8.2-77 20051010174523 email@example.com)
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.10 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux RedOctoberII 2.6.12-9-386 #1 Mon Oct 10 13:14:36 BST 2005 i686
Build Date: 10 October 2005
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Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.12-9-386 (buildd@rothera) (gcc version 3.4.5 20050809 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 3.4.4-6ubuntu8)) #1 Mon Oct 10 13:14:36 BST 2005
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Feb 19 09:26:21 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_clip.o": No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_norm.o": No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_xform.o": No symbols found
(EE) No devices detected.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
I am sure the hardware is ok. My system runs fine in any other distro I have had on it and in also in Win XP. But if you are still curious here are the applicable specs:
P4 3.6 GHz
1 GB RAM
ATI X800 PRO 256MB
Viewsonic A90f+ Monitor
I am not a linux newbie, nor by any stretch of the imagination am I an expert. Anyone have any ideas where to start with this problem.