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Hi I am brand new to using linux. Here is my hardware celeron d 3.06 ghz. (64 bit) 1 gig ram nvidia geforce 6200 by pny Here is my problem ...
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    x server failed to start( New to linux)


    Hi I am brand new to using linux.

    Here is my hardware

    celeron d 3.06 ghz. (64 bit)
    1 gig ram
    nvidia geforce 6200 by pny

    Here is my problem and since i am new to ubuntu i don't understand jack about what is going on.

    I have tried to install ubuntu with both the 32 and 64 bit from a disk. When I restart the pc the ubuntu screen comes up and asks me to install. I choose start/install. the next thing that happens is a screen comes up with text (loading restricted drivers ... ok, etc) then I get a screen that says <Failed to start the x server would you like to view the x server output to diagnose the problem , yes, no.> I choose yes, it gives me a screen with a bunch of text and <Ok> next it says, <would you like to view the detailed x server output as well? , yes, no,>. I choose yes. More text comes up with <ok>. After this a new screen comes up with < x server is now disable. Restart GDM when it is configured correctly , ok, >. After this i get a command line with <ubuntu@ubuntu:~$>.

    I have tried both the normal install, and the start in safe graphics mode install.


    I don't know what to do can some one please help me?

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    try running
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    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    and choose the nv driver. If you need the proprietary driver take a look at
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    try running
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    and choose the nv driver. If you need the proprietary driver take a look at
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia
    My main problem is that i need to get ubuntu installed in the first place but i don't' know how to install it from the command line. ( i was hoping to install from the desktop like they advertised). The reason that i need to get ubuntu installed to the hard disk is so i can than restart the computer without reseting the, sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, settings. Is it not true that if you are running off the live cd that when i restart the computer it resets the settings? So i guess what i need is to know how to install ubuntu from the command line.

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    Ps. I am going to download the alternate version and try it.

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    ok, I see, I didn't read your first post very carefully. I thought you had already installed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    ok, I see, I didn't read your first post very carefully. I thought you had already installed it.
    So do you think that i can install ubuntu using the alternate version or do you not know?

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    do you mean the server edition?
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    Yes you may have better luck with the "alternate CD" (formerly called "install CD"). Or even the "server CD", with which you could install a minimal system, and then
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
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    I don't know if you can still give options at the ubuntu boot, but if you can do
    live-expert
    and select vesa for your x windows driver, it should work
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    I tried selecting versa and also vga for my video setup.

    but when i tried to restart X (using various methods described to me on other forums) the command line displayed [starting gnome] or something similar, and to the right of that it said [failed] in red letters. So i will try to install using the alternate version as soon as it finishes downloading of my slow internet. I'll let you guys know if i can get it running from alternate install cd which i hope will let me install to the hard drive without the graphical interface. After it is acutally installed than i can try to mess with settings.

    Another question: if i am using a 64 bit celeron d cpu, i should be using the 64 bit version of dapper drake, right?

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