Can't connect to X server

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Can't connect to X server

Post by NeedBeans » Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:53 pm


I have been playing around with some settings (including trying to setup autologin). Unfortunately, I broke something: When starting Bea, I get a graphical screen that says that it can't connect to the X server. It gives me some buttons and options, but I have no idea what to do.

Unfortunately, since I have installed nvidia drivers, the font size in login windows is extremely small, so I can't really read anything in the screen.

Any ideas on how I can reconnect to the X server? Or how I can figure out what the problem is?


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Post by roeleboel » Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:29 am


apparently, there will be something wrong with your nvidia driver settings. Just got back to text login.

Login with your username and password. After the prompt type:

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and press enter.

Now search the line where you find nvidia and change nvidia to nv. Save by pressing ctrl-x and yes to save.

Now type startx at the prompt and You should go back into Gnome. Find out wath You did wrong.


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