Thread: Ubuntu Failed X Server
August 20th, 2007, 05:03 PM #1
Ubuntu Failed X Server
I just installed Ubuntu via Wubi on my Dell E1505 and got an error it states:
"Failed to start the x server (your graphical interface). It is likely it is not set up correctly."
I searched the web and got some result, most people with this problem said that entering "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" or manualy editing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf would solve the problem, however I do not know how/where to type the command or how/where locate the xorg.conf file.
These are the specs of my machine:
Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz CPU
ATI x1400 256MB GPU
Windows XP Media Center
Any help is appreciated."Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
August 20th, 2007, 09:09 PM #2
bumb"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
August 20th, 2007, 09:20 PM #3
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You type that in the terminal."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
August 20th, 2007, 10:21 PM #4
yeah but i get no response from the terminal
when i type anything and press enter it goes straight to another line"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
August 20th, 2007, 11:20 PM #5
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What verison of Ubuntu did you install?
unfortunately to this day ATI and Linux still have crappy driver support
I suggest you do an apt-get update then an apt-get upgrade to see if the latest updates will fix your issue.
August 21st, 2007, 12:16 AM #6
I'm not sure what version it was, whatever version that Wubi downloaded. I think to get to terminal I had to press ctrl-alt-F1 which I didn't do but right now I am downloading version 7.04 and having Wubi install that version instead of the one that was downloaded. I uninstalled it thinking it woudn't work but I think I may give it another shot.
Thanks for everyones help thus far.
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