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Old 10-31-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
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x-server wont load after 8.10 upgrade.

I just upgraded to Intrepid, and now when my computer boots, it wont load into x-server. It tries three times, before just leaving me at the login prompt. I login to the command line, and type "startx" and this is what I get:

(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

0:  /usr/bin/X11/X(xf86SigHandler+0x79) [0x80c3009]
1:  [0xb7f63400]
2:  /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ [0xb79dfb07]
3:  /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ [0xb79ad55a]
4:  /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ [0xb79b04fc]
5:  /usr/bin/X11/X(InitOutput+0x96f)  [0x80aac9f]
6:  /usr/bin/X11/X(main+0x279)  [0x8071b19]
7:  /lib/tls/i686/cmov/  [0xb7b68685]
8:  /usr/bin/X11/X  [0x8071101]
Saw signal 11.  Server aborting.
giving up.
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111):  unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

What does this mean? I also see flash: "no screens detected". What can I do? Thanks in advance.

Old 11-01-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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I had the same problem on my wife's laptop after upgrading to Intrepid. The reason is that you have overlapping files from another ATI-drivers. You may fix the problem by removing all xorg video drivers and reinstalling xserver-xorg-video-radeon one. The commands should be something like this (worked for me at least):

* apt-get remove --purge fglrx*
* apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati
* apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd
* apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-radeon
* apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-radeon

Now run "/etc/init.d/gdm restart" and you'll have your normal graphical login screen. There is no need to modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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Old 11-01-2008, 04:51 PM   #3
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So does anyone know what I can do to resolve this?
Old 11-01-2008, 05:59 PM   #4
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Post number 2, for some reason, didn't show up. It looks like there is an answer there.
Old 11-02-2008, 11:23 AM   #5
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Thank you, ex4, that definitely worked for me. I didn't see your post in time before I just backed up my list of packages, formatted the computer, and installed 8.10 cleanly. Then I restored my installed packages, which brought back the problem I had earlier. So I was still able to use your solution. I much appreciate it.

Also, thank you, Xavier. I didn't see the post, so I appreciate you making it visible for me.
Old 03-03-2009, 09:09 AM   #6
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Thank you! I was having this same issue and was starting to panic!
Old 04-17-2009, 09:28 AM   #7
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Exclamation Login screen hangs up

I am using Ubuntu 7.10
I too cannot log onto X server.
I have onboard graphics from Intel (Intel 82845-GL-64MB)
I key in my details at the login screen and voilaa...the system just sits there refusing to proceed further.
I waas allowed in only once when i set my screen resolution to 1024x768 @ 85 Hz (that is recommended primary mode for my CRT monitor). However, the OSD menu of monitor didn't display 1024x768 reso. rather it said ‹SER MODE".
Since then i have been unable to login.
Please help me out.


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