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vikas027 04-20-2014 08:32 AM

system-config-kickstart not working in Ubuntu 14.04
Hello Everyone,

I am trying to run system-config-kickstart on a new Ubuntu 14.04 desktop x86_64 OS.

I ran the below commands (just after installing it) and tried to make it work in vain.


root@vikas:~# apt-get update
root@vikas:~# apt-get install system-config-kickstart
root@vikas:~# apt-get install libnomeui*
root@vikas:~# system-config-kickstart
Xlib:  extension "RANDR" missing on display "localhost:10.0".
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/", line 92, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/", line 131, in __init__
    self.X_class = xconfig.xconfig(xml, self.kickstartData)
  File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/", line 80, in __init__
  File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/", line 115, in fill_driver_list
    raise RuntimeError, (_("Could not read video driver database"))
RuntimeError: Could not read video driver database

Please help me out. Once this is done, I will install it through my CentOS 6.4 kickstart server.


vikas027 04-25-2014 12:10 PM

Hello Everyone,

So this is a bug as per below links

The below commands made my day.

# apt-get remove hwdata
# wget
# dpkg -i  hwdata_0.234-1_all.deb
# apt-get install system-config-kickstart

matukajos 05-13-2014 05:28 AM

Thanks, it works!
Just registered here to say thanks a lot! This has helped me make kickstart work and I'm sure a lote more poeple too.

itnet7 01-21-2015 01:52 AM

I was attempting to use Ubuntu 14.10 to run system-config-kickstart, and had the same problem. I removed the included version of hwdata, and attempted to use the latest version that was part of debian main. hwdata_0.267-1_all.deb. I went to remove this file using dpkg -r hwdata, and it wouldn't remove. It's because it was a dependency of the system-config-kickstart that I installed so that I could test to see of the newer version would work.

So, essentially, the post by vikas027 worked for me on Ubuntu 14.10. Thanks vikas027!!

fitz123 10-02-2015 07:02 AM

Linux fitz123-laptop 3.19.0-23-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 7 18:52:55 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
VERSION="15.04 (Vivid Vervet)"

Confirmed, there's still issue and purposed solution still works!

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