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fernfrancis 05-03-2010 06:32 AM

ubuntu desktop help
 
i am having problem with my ubuntu desktop
when the system boots and i am able to login once i login my desktp is not seen i get a terminal
i renamed the .genome2 and .gnome_private folder
and restarted still the same please help

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 05-03-2010 07:50 AM

You seem to have a graphical issue. When you log in type: startx then hit enter. If your desktop appears let us know. If it doesn't post any error messages to this thread.

fernfrancis 05-03-2010 08:55 AM

root@francis:/tmp# startx
_XSERVTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running

Fatal server error:
Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already running

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
xinit: Server error

fernfrancis 05-03-2010 09:27 AM

thanks a lot but i manages to solve the problem refering to this site

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/nox

the problem was i think my ubuntu-desktop package was corrupt just reinstalled it and it worked

thanx

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 05-03-2010 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fernfrancis (Post 3955606)
root@francis

Is this the only login that you have? And when you do login does it always log in to /tmp? Seriously if you have been using your system as root and exposing it to the internet I would recommend a fresh install. Whilst your desktop problem can possibly be resolved, there's no way of knowing (until it's too late) if you have been compromised or not. Do you have any personal data you can't afford to lose?

My advice is, get your install cd and make a clean start.

If however you have not been using your system online as root, log out of your root login, log in as yourself, then do the startx.

Again if this fails, you may need to post the contents of the /var/log/Xorg.0.log

By the way, when you log in as yourself the only info you should see is: <your username>@francis:~$

fernfrancis 05-03-2010 10:16 AM

thanx will monitor the system sometime
there is a resolution problem earlier i had a good resolution now it has dropped to 800x600
the icons look quite big
any idea how to solve this
i tried changing it from the system-> administer->display
but no option to increase it

johnsfine 05-03-2010 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fernfrancis (Post 3955684)
there is a resolution problem earlier i had a good resolution now it has dropped to 800x600

When did you have a good resolution?

I expect you installed a safer driver (such as vesa) to get the GUI working. But it would be nice to know what you had in /etc/X11/xorg.conf when it wasn't working and if this install of Ubuntu was working earlier, even more interesting to know what was in /etc/X11/xorg.conf back when it was working right.

But assuming you don't have any such backup copies, you'll need to work forward not back.

The files we would need to look at to get any idea what is going on are
/etc/X11/xorg.conf
/var/log/Xorg.0.log

Those may be big and only small parts of them matter, but I expect you can't identify the right small parts. I hope you know how to use CODE tags in a post. With proper use of CODE tags I think it is OK to post the entire contents of those files.

Did you do anything unusual to get graphics working right originally (leading to whenever you had the resolution good)?

For example, on some systems I have run the nVidia driver installer downloaded from nVidia in order to get the right resolution on a problem system with an nVidia graphics adapter. That generally works but after that any kernel upgrade from the distribution repositories breaks the graphics in exactly the way you described. So getting the video driver from nVidia (rather than through Ubuntu) should be a fallback only for problems you can't deal with otherwise. Then you need to be prepared to rerun the nVidia driver installer after the first reboot after any kernel upgrade.

fernfrancis 05-04-2010 09:34 AM

tail -f /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(II) intel(0): Not using default mode "1680x1050" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) intel(0): Not using default mode "1920x1080" (hsync out of range)
(II) intel(0): Not using default mode "1920x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) intel(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) intel(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (hsync out of range)
(II) intel(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) intel(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) intel(0): Printing probed modes for output VGA1
(II) intel(0): Modeline "800x600"x60.3 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)
(II) intel(0): Modeline "640x480"x59.9 25.18 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)



and vi /etx/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

johnsfine 05-04-2010 10:42 AM

Learn how to use CODE tags.
http://www.phpbb.com/community/faq.php?mode=bbcode#f2r1
I looked at several of your other posts and most included content that should have been in CODE tags.

You didn't guess right on the required portions of those two files.

You didn't answer the other important question I asked.

I don't think anyone can give you better help before you provide better information.

fernfrancis 05-05-2010 12:56 AM

when i first installed the machine i had a better resolution i am using it for almost 5 months now when suddenly i had the above problem.
to resolve the graphic issue i just reinstalled teh ubuntu-desktop package as stated in the above post, i got back the desktop but now i am having the resolution problem

I didnt understand the code tag part, what do you mean exactly

johnsfine 05-05-2010 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnsfine (Post 3956911)

Quote:

Originally Posted by fernfrancis (Post 3957648)
I didnt understand the code tag part, what do you mean exactly

Did you even look at the page I linked to above?

At the end of anything that should be inside code tags, you should type
Quote:

[/code]
At the beginning of anything that should be inside code tags, you should type
Quote:

[code]
When you paste in almost anything copied from your running system (contents of a file, output from running a command, etc.) it should be inside code tags.


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