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Old 07-27-2006, 04:12 AM   #1
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Trouble loading KDE. i think.

here's what the top of my screen says. (when i go CTR+ALT+F1)

Linux ubuntu 2.6.15-23-amd64-generic #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue May 23 13:45:47 UTC 2006 X86_64 GNU/Linux

my hardware is as follows:

Abit AN8 SLI
Athlon 4000+
Some Sony DVD burner

Now my hard drive does have messed up sectors at the from of the disk, but i partitioned the disk so that the first 30GB are in an unusable partition of it's own. I have the rest of it as the standard / root and /swap in EXT3 blah blah. The CD seems to boot fine to the main menu screen where i can choose start or install Kubuntu or Start or install Kubuntu in safe graphics mode. well which ever i choose to do it get's the main junk down on my drive but at it goes to load the KDE installation or maybe it's just trying to start KDE or xserver, it totally hangs there in the Kubuntu splash screen with the blue Kubuntu logo. I can still CTR+ALT+F2 to the next terminal and I have my bash ubuntu@ubuntu: but i don't know what to do to solve my problem. HAHA I don't even know what my problem is!! I'd put money on something to do with graphics card, but no idea.

I switch over to tty3 and do as follows.
startx --:1

i get alot of crap that i will spare you but the main errors are:
Fatal server error:
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

does anybody know what this means and have any ideas i can try?
I am a total linux newb. i can follow directions fairly well if they are explained with enough detail but please move slowly for me.

thanks in advance.
Old 07-27-2006, 05:19 AM   #2
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It sounds like the x server doesn't like some piece of hardware, like your mouse. Try unplugging the mouse while you install, and then add it later, after everything is installed. Just post what kind of mouse you have, in a separate post, and ask what the /etc/X11/xorg.conf section looks like for that mouse. Then, edit the file, and hit CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE. Then you should have a mouse again.
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Awesome, what makes you think it's the mouse?
Old 07-27-2006, 12:46 PM   #4
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so i unplugged the mouse and my situation remains the same. nothing has changed.

It's not totally frozen i don't think because I can ALT CTR DEL and it will start to unload things and go down for reboot. and like i said earlier, I can still switch between TTY's.
Old 07-27-2006, 01:01 PM   #5
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oh, and i just tried it in safe graphics mode, and after it loads the first things, the second Kbuntu loading screen doesn't even come up. the screen just stays black. The cd drive lights and the cpu lights blink away as if it's doing something for about 45 secondsish and then nothing. At this point I can't even switch to TTY@ or 3 or 4 etc. total system hang. even alt ctr del doesn't work.

*tear* i didn't have this much trouble installing slackware! i though ubuntu was easier. lol
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please help
Old 07-27-2006, 06:09 PM   #7
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does your screen turn blank when you run kde? open you /var/log/Xorg.0.log and mostly check for lines beginning with '(EE)'. this is probably a wrong config or a driver problem (can be kernel's or x's).



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