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Old 07-16-2009, 05:17 AM   #1
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xorg.conf problem

hi I am as fresh as can be to linux
Ihave installed UBUNTU 8.04 on a PORTEGE 3440CT laptop it seems to be working then installed GNOME Desktop environment and that installed fine try to run startx and i get nothing exept a fatal errrrror 104 (server error)and still no desktop all i know is that the vga is (savage)cant work it out can somebody help
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Can you post the whole error exactly as it is?

btw, Ubuntu 9.04 is the latest version --- you might want to try it
Old 07-16-2009, 06:53 AM   #3
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99% problem with xorg.conf
please post your
and log from Xorg. if i remember corretnly it was something like
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Did you install Ubuntu without gnome? Or how did you proceed? I don't see how you could have installed it without gnome. Did you use bootstrap Ubuntu?

You are very fresh to linux, how come you are starting x with startx? With normal Ubuntu the command line should be something your rarely need.

Please give some more details on your (unconventional) install.


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