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Linux Mint will not boot....Problems with Xserver?

Postby cwanime123 on Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:52 pm

Do to a glitch in the Nvidia Xserver Driver (settings will not stick after reboot unless you open the Nvidia control panel everytime) so i figured i would set the Nvidia control panel as a Start up item; big mistake. Now Mint cannot load the GUI and im stuck at a terminal. It says it cannot run the GUI because of these two files located in these directories: /etc/gdm/failsafeDexconf and /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe. So i popped in the live cd and ran Nautilus as root and deleted these files and still, nothing. I tryed running the recovery tool to repair the Xserver and nothing.Is there anyway i can get it to load the GUI instead of being stuck at a terminal? I really dont want to reinstall Mint. :(
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Re: Linux Mint will not boot....Problems with Xserver?

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:53 am

You should stop Nvidia control panel from autostarting.
Just remove it from ~/.config/autostart
Then to get the settings to work run gksu nvidia-settings
Then click Save to X Configuration file to apply.
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Re: Linux Mint will not boot....Problems with Xserver?

Postby cwanime123 on Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:31 pm

How can i get to the autostart directory through Nautilus?
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Re: Linux Mint will not boot....Problems with Xserver?

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:59 pm

Ctlr+H to show hidden files.
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Re: Linux Mint will not boot....Problems with Xserver?

Postby cwanime123 on Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:28 pm

Alright, i removed the x config file from the autostart directory and that wasnt it. ill give you the exact message it gave me: "Warning: Could not retrieve EDID because get-edid is not installed (1)
Warning: Could not retrieve PCI IDs because discover id not installed (1)
/etc/gdm/failsafeXserver: line 181: /etc/gdm/failsafeDexconf: no such file or directory
Warning: Could not generate /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe for vesa driver."
Thats exactly what it said when it diagnosed the problem with the X Server.
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Re: Linux Mint will not boot....Problems with Xserver?

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:28 pm

Try these in terminal:
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sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf-bak
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

That should get it to login to the desktop.
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Re: Linux Mint will not boot....Problems with Xserver?

Postby cwanime123 on Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:01 pm

Nothing. for the first command you gave me i get: missing destination file operand after '/etc/X11/xorg.conf-bak'
for the second command i get this: ln: accessing 'etc/X11/X: Not a Directory.
What ever happened, this has caused a big problem....They really should update the NVIDIA Driver so that things like this dont happen.
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Re: Linux Mint will not boot....Problems with Xserver?

Postby cwanime123 on Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:30 pm

Is their any other way to fix this problem? You havent replied for a while......
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Re: Linux Mint will not boot....Problems with Xserver?

Postby LuxTux on Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:51 pm

just to make sure you did run these commands :

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sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf-bak
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg


from the terminal when you boot from your hard disk and not from the live cd
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Re: Linux Mint will not boot....Problems with Xserver?

Postby cwanime123 on Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:19 pm

I ran those same commands again and im getting the same response from Mint as I posted earlier. Do i have to resort to Reinstalling Mint?
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