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  1. #1
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    West Michigan

    Failed to start x server

    I just installed Ubuntu 5.10 on my computer and get the error "failed to start the X server" I get the same thing when booting from the hard drive or trying to boot from the live cd.

    I am a real Linux newbie here, never been able to get a Distro running. tried Red Hat, Fedora Core, FC-2 and now Ubuntu and there always seems to be an issue.

    Some Specs:
    Mobo: Abit AA8XE
    Video: ATI Radeon X700 Pro (PCI-express)
    Proc: Intel P4 3.06
    Ram: Pny DDR2 1024 MB

    In part screen shows:

    Module Loader present
    OS Kernel: Linux version (GCC version 3.4.5 20050809 (pre release) (Unbuntu 3,4,4-6 ubuntu) #1 Mon Oct 18 (**) from config file

    Can anyone help me get this OS going ?

    Thank You

  2. #2
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    West Michigan
    anyone have any ideas ?

  3. #3
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    Sep 2005
    Tasmania, australia
    did you even install X?
    My friend had the same problem installing it. How big is the harddrive?

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    Exclamation me two

    hi I have the same problem too
    I can't get any kind of linux installed of the same problem.
    I can only use the slax live cd, you can try that

  6. #5
    Mandriva has the propietary radeon drivers, so it's worth a shot trying Mandriva. If all goes well with that install, you probably won't have to do anything. What are the fatal error messages? Have you tried using vesa just to login? You should be warned that ati drivers for linux suck.

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    Local User Assistance

    I'm not sure where you are at in West Michigan. The Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) meets 7:00pm every Tuesday at the Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce building. Visit Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) for directions and meetings. We have a General Assistance portion of every meeting.


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