[LUNI] GUI fails to start when restarting etch or ubuntu
skie at dragonsvalley.com
Wed Apr 18 22:18:44 CDT 2007
You'll need to take a look at your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file to see what error
messages come up. Specifically any lines that start with either WW or EE.
However, I did have a situation with Kubuntu 6.10 where it failed to start X
if I installed Gnome. I never bothered to figure out the real cause of the
problem other then uninstall Gnome. I don't know if this is the same
problem, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.
On Wednesday 18 April 2007 9:50 pm, Jay Strauss wrote:
> I've been a'googling but can't find my answer.
> IBM A30 Thinkpad
> I've installed both Deb stable 4.0 (Etch) and Ubuntu (6.10 and 7.04).
> If I "restart" in any of the aforementioned distros, my machine
> reboots, but I get no gui. In Ubuntu, I hear the beep indicating its
> waiting for userid/password.
> The machine does the normal reboot sounds, i.e. I hear it spin the
> floppy drive, but I don't see the bios screen, no grub screen, no dmsg
> stuff scrolling. The screen lights from and otherwise dark, but
> nothing displays.
> If I do a "shutdown" as opposed to a "restart", it shuts down fine.
> My pea brain says I'm having some issue with X, but don't know what,
> since it works from a cold boot.
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