"Failed to start the X Server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly."
andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 11:39:05 PDT 2006
On Wed, 2006-08-23 at 20:32 +0200, Joseph Bailey wrote:
> To Whom It May Concern, Respectfully:
> My ubuntu operating system fails to boot properly.
> The error message I get is the following (I have read the FAQ and am
> unable to apply any of the solution attempts offered):
> "Failed to start the X Server (your graphical interface). It is likely
> that it is not set up correctly."
> I am clueless as to how to even begin reconfiguring the X Server. I do
> know a bit about how to get around within the ubuntu console.
> Other information I received regarding this problem is:
> X Window System Version 7.0.0
> Release Date: 21 Dec. 2005
> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.0
> Build operating system: Linux 126.96.36.199 i686
> Current operating system: Linux ubuntu 2.6.15-26-386 #1 PREEMT Thu
> Aug 3 02:52:00 UTC 2006 i686
> Build date: 16 March 2006
> Module loader present
> Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++)
> from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, (ww) warning, (EE)
> error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown, (==) unknown file:
> "/var/log/xorg.0.log", Time: Tue, Aug 22 18:28:02 2006
> (==) Using config file: "ext/X11/xorg.config"
You need to give a lot more information than that. The contents of
the /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old files after the
failure occurs would be helpful.
> I would be grateful for any help.
> YOurs truly,
> Joe Bailey
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