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muha 07-11-2006 03:53 PM

xubuntu live works, install has no x
 
This is weird, i'm trying to install xubuntu 6.06 to a second pc. It's a somewhat older 500mhz celeron.
I checked the md5sum of the burnt cd.
When booting from the cd, x starts normally and works in the live cd and i am able to get into the gui.
When installing from the live-cd, the version installed to the harddisk is not able to start x.
First it gives an error while booting:
ACPI: Unable to locate RSDP

It continues booting and then is not able to start x
Its error:
EE /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libxaa.so is an unrecognized module type
EE SAVAGE: failed to load module "xaa" (unknown module type, 6)
EE Screens(s) found, but none has a usable configuration

Hmmm, how can i solve this?
I tried to reconfigure x.org:
Code:

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
And got through that setup but it did not help (actually i think i chose the same setup as it did itself) because using startxfce4 also could not start x afterwards.
Could i use the setup from the live cd (which can start x) to setup x.org on the harddisk?
Or is that mumbo-jumbo? Any other ideas? thanks!

AzrielMacKay 07-11-2006 04:55 PM

Try checking /var/log/Xorg.log maybe itll give you more of a clue why it doesnt like your configuration.

muha 07-12-2006 07:20 AM

I checked your hint, thanks! (it is actually /var/log/Xorg.0.log , I think).
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Quote:

..
EE /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libxaa.so is an unrecognized module type
EE SAVAGE: failed to load module "xaa" (unknown module type, 6)
EE Screens(s) found, but none has a usable configuration
Afterwards i copied the xorg from the live cd to the harddisk. That did not work either.
What I did:
Code:

sudo mkdir /mnt/hda1
sudo mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
diff /etc/X11/xorg.conf /mnt/hda1/etc/X11/xorg.conf
Which had a difference in i2c and sync frequencies:
< Load  "i2c"

> HorizSync  30-70
> VertRefresh 50-160

sudo cp /mnt/hda1/etc/X11/xorg.conf /mnt/hda1/etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup
sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /mnt/hda1/etc/X11/xorg.conf
sudo umount /mnt/hda1
sudo shutdown -r now

After rebooting no luck: still no x server with the same error as in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Then I tried all the extra boot options i could come up with to disable acpi:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-23-386 root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet acpi=noacpi splash
noacpi, pci=noacpi, acpi=off
But still no x server.

Afterwards i did a complete reinstall (couple times actually) and it gave me the following error, for which i filed a bug report:
installer crashed

The cd checkes out, also the medium check from the first bootup menu says something like all checksums are ok.
I did have (an earlier) ubuntu installed to that machine before with another windowmanager.
If all else fails i'll try another distro for it.

/edit: installed xubuntu 6.06 to another celeron 733 MHz and this one runs like a charm :D


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