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Old 12-11-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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X stopped working ...

X stopped working, now i can't get into the GUI. I was wondering if someone here may be able to help.

Here is the post at Ubuntuforums

Basically here is whats happening.

I installed a theme from it was for KDE 3.2 or 3.3 and i have 3.5 final so maybe that has something to do with it. I rebooted and now im just presented with the console

ubuntu login: darren


That's basically what i get too. No gui login it's as if it has disappeared!

I try typing 'startx' and i get these errors:

X Window System Version 6.8.2 (Ubuntu 6.8.2-77 20051010174523 root@vernadsky.buildd)
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.10 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux ubuntu 2.6.12-10-386 #1 Fri Nov 18 11:51:02 UTC 2005 i686
Build Date: 10 October 2005
Before reporting problems, check X wiki
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.12-10-386 (buildd@terranova) (gcc version 3.4.5 20050809 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 3.4.4-6ubuntu) #1 Fri Nov 18 11:51:02 UTC 2005 T
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Dec 11 19:58:46 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
Parse error on line 21 of section Files in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
":unscaled" is not a valid keyword in this section.
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error parsing the config file

Fatal server error:
no screens found

XIO: Fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X Server "0:0"
After 0 results (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

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

I hope somebody might be able to help.

Old 12-11-2005, 08:09 PM   #2
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As the replies to your thread on ubuntuforums suggest,
it would appear that the theme you've installed would
have very little to do with the Xserver starting.

Doesn't this look like the problem?

Parse error on line 21 of section Files in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
":unscaled" is not a valid keyword in this section.
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error parsing the config file

How about you edit that file, and just comment ('#') that line
and see what happens.

You might also like to post that section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf
(not the whole thing).


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