[Help Request] Cannot start X

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[Help Request] Cannot start X

Postby liuyuan on Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:47 pm

Hello all, I'm new to the forum, as well as Linux Mint.

I have installed Mint with Ubootin on a 4GB flash drive.
The laptop I use is Dell XT, it's USB bootable.
When I boot from USB, I can get to linux mint, but only the command line :<

When I type in startx or X in the terminal, give tells me

(EE) VESA(0): No matching modes
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Can anybody help me to trouble shoot? My graphics card driver should be ATI Radeon Xpress 1200 series on windows vista... but not sure if it's installed in mint or not.
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Re: [Help Request] Cannot start X

Postby Fred on Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:08 am

liuyuan,

I would suggest you ask this question on the Ubootin forum. I suspect this is related to the graphics driver/usb flash setup, but I don't have a fix for you that I would have any confidence would work with Ubootin.

Your other alternative would be to make a proper hard drive install independent of Windows. Use the latest stable version of Gparted live cd iso to shrink your Windows partition and install in the space you freed up. Be sure you defrag your Windows install before attempting this. Don't shrink your Windows to less than the maximum size you expect it to become plus 20%.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfile ... _id=271779

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