Failed to start the X server (GUI is not working)

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Failed to start the X server (GUI is not working)

Postby Tobu on Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:04 am

"Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem"

I select yes, find:
Fatal server error:
no screens found
(EE)

I just installed Linux Mint 14, (cinnamon) 64 bit, on my laptop. Specs at the end of this post. I ran a full software update, installed AMD catalyst for my video card and restarted the computer. I was then greeted with this error, and put into a fullscreen terminal. I'm confident that I installed the correct drivers. I did some googling but only found people whose issues were with different errors / distros. I'm also pretty new to linux so it's somewhat difficult to try different solutions unless someone gives me a specific line of code I'm supposed to run. I really hope that someone has a solution, because I'm absolutely clueless as to how I should approach this issue.

Specs: LENOVO B575e, AMD DualCore E1-1200, 4GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, Radeon HD7310

Thanks in advance!

*EDIT*: I should probably also note that I did the same thing for my desktop computer, which is running a HD 7950 and I had no problems.
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Re: Failed to start the X server (GUI is not working)

Postby Tobu on Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:53 am

bumping... still having this problem
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Re: Failed to start the X server (GUI is not working)

Postby adams4u on Fri May 24, 2013 6:39 am

I am also facing the same problem with error "Failed to start the X server (GUI is not working)" can any one out there help !

No one seems to look at this side of errors .... mine is an atom netbook.

Happy Bugging !
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Re: Failed to start the X server (GUI is not working)

Postby Spearmint2 on Sat May 25, 2013 6:32 pm

when you boot, can you put vga=791 into the boot line and see if that helps?
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