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Old 08-28-2005, 12:28 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2004
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can't connect to Xserver in Ubuntu

i have recently installed ubuntu.. since the GUI does not appear after rebooting, i gave the startx command. then the follwing error message came:

unable to connect to X server
xlib: connection to 0:0 refused by server
xlib: no protocol specified
xinit: no such process(error no3)
server p error
xauth: error in locking authority file/home/catomy/.Xauthority
any body plz help on what to do ..
thanks in advance
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:59 AM   #2
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can you post your xfree-86 (or xorg) log here?
Old 07-28-2009, 11:55 PM   #3
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Same problem

Hay, I'm having the same problem. I had the problem on my old computer but after reinstalling as an exclusive partition it stopped. I think that might just be coincidence but I'm not sure. On my new computer I've tried virtual partitioning, physical partitioning, and just plain installing it. I've installed it about 5 times since I have no better ideas and it just isn't working for me. I thought that it might be a Compiz compatibility issue but that is not the case since this time I just installed Ubuntu 9.04, it asked to install Nvidia drivers and updates. I installed both and restarted. The gui will not load. It prompts for user and password then acts as a terminal. Here are some notable bits of information I noticed.

"startx = fatal server error:
no screens found

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
giving up

xinit: No such file of directory (errno 2): enable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error."

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Last edited by Penguin-Guru; 07-29-2009 at 12:18 AM.


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