X windows will not load from HD or Live CD

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X windows will not load from HD or Live CD

Post by rlowe1980 »

I just recently bought a new pc. i took my the hd with Mint and put itn in my new pc so i didnt have re-install. well, Mint boots up, but drops to shell before it gets to the login prompt. i tried pulling out harware to see if there was a problem with my new pc, but i had no success.

after awhile, i just decided to re-install Mint from the live CD. well s**t, i get the same results when i boot to the live CD now! it drops to shell before i get to the login prompt.. i spoke with someone else about this and they told me i'm stuck with Windows XP.. haha!! i really dont want to have to do that..

ANY HELP ON THIS ISSUE WILL BE APPRECIATED!!!! here is my harware info:


Type: Intel Pentium 4 2.6 GHz

Cache memory
Type: L2 Cache

Installed Size: 512 KB

Cache Per Processor: 512 KB

Chipset Type: Intel 865G

Data Bus Speed: 800 MHz

Installed Size: 2 GB / 4 GB (max)

Technology: DDR SDRAM

Memory Speed: 400 MHz

Memory Specification Compliance: PC3200

Form Factor: DIMM 184-PIN

Features: Two DDR channels

Storage controller
Type: 1 x IDE - integrated - PCI

Controller Interface Type: ATA-100

Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy

Hard Drive: 1 x 40 GB - standard - ATA-100 - 7200 rpm

Optical storage

Read Speed: 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

Monitor Type: None

Graphics controller
Type: Integrated

Graphics Processor / Vendor: Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Video Memory: Shared Video Memory (UMA)

Audio output
Type: Sound card - integrated

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Max Sample Rate: 48 kHz

Compliant Standards: Sound Blaster, AC '97

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Re: X windows will not load from HD or Live CD

Post by doinok623 »

very interesting.

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Re: X windows will not load from HD or Live CD

Post by calcium20 »

Have you tried loading x with a different driver for your graphics card?

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sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
find your graphic card section
and try using the vesa driver or if that is what is loading try the i810 driver (not sure if that is on the live cd or not as I dont use intel)
you could also try using a 800x600 resolution if it is set to something higher than the driver you are using supports?

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