Ubuntu :: Huge - Startx Does Not Work - No Screens Found
Oct 18, 2010
I was trying to install the nvidia drivers then when I reboot all I get is a command line. Startx does not work, it says no screens found. I was dumb and uninstalled the nvidia drivers too not realizing my internet didn't work in the command line. I need to install the drivers from the live cd unless there is another way. I don't want to have to reinstall!
my 4 WS screens in the bottom panel have suddenly gone really wide. They take up most of the panel now and things are getting squashed when I have a few programs open.Can't see any options to adjust the size/width? Using 10.10
I've been looking for help on the #debian irc chan, this was my problem :when I startx, my two screens stop receiving any signal.I was using the vesa driver, so the guy told me to use radeonhd driver instead (I have a radeonhd graphic card)when using radeonhd driver, it tells me that no screen or monitor is found then he told me that I should install fglrx and that he couldn't help me for this
I have a Dell Vostro 3300, i5 460 processor with a NVIDIA 310M Graphics Card. I'm doing a KUBUNTU 10.10 (Maverick) install with the following results. The Live CD boots just fine to, "TEST," or "Install." Installation goes fine. However, the graphics card being used is the Intel i915. I have tried installing the NVIDIA drivers directly from the, "Additional Drivers," tool and after the reboot I get through the boot screen to the console. I try to manually startx and I get the errors, "no device found," "no screens found." The second install I tried purging and blacklisting the nouveau drivers and entering safe mode. Then using apt-get install nvidia-current. After that, nvidia-xconfig. Same results.
The third attempt I re-installed and this time downloaded the drivers from the Nvidia site (version 256.53). Blacklisted nouveau, remove all nvidia, updated initramfs, etc. The install went fine however I still end up at a console after boot with the same messages as above. No device found, no screens found. I've tried searching through the forum and web and have tried things like adding the modset option along with many other hacks, tips and fixes. still, no go.I can live with the Intel graphics for now although I lose 512MB of memory. Unfortunately there is no way to disable or change this set-up in the BIOS. I've seen quite a few bug reports at Launchpad:
1. Is this something I should just wait til a fix comes? Will a fix come? 2. Is there, or will there be an official Updated Ubuntu Guide for Maverick to install NVIDIA drivers with this tecnology? 3. Lastly, is there anything else I should try??
Some background to summarise, I have installed 10.10 clean over the top of 10.04. I did not have X/display problems on 10.04. After installing the Nvidia display driver for my device (Asus 8800GT - display driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.12.run) in order to get dual-headed display working under TwinView (as I had previously have used on 10.04 problem-free) I cannot reboot/shutdown my machine without a Fatal Error No Screens Found message appearing at boot time.I can hibernate, but this is less than ideal, especially after installing updates which require a restart. Every time this does happen I can re-run the driver installation and all is well again.Below are two copies of my Xorg log. The first is the erroneous log, the second the successful log. Below that is my xorg config file generated via nvidia-xconfig.
ERRONEOUS XORG LOG FILE [ 29.712] X.Org X Server 1.9.0
Running Ubuntu 10.10 x64, fully updated kernel and stuff, in VMWare Workstation 7.
Before I tried installing the Nvidia driver, I set up all my stuff, settings, etc. Restarted several times, everything went okay.
I then decided to install the Nvidia drivers for my GTS 250. I first tried the manual install (sudo sh NVIDIA-INSTALL-NAME.run) and it failed saying something about the nvidia.ko or nvidia.so. I tried using this page http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9203671 to fix it, but it still failed, so then I used the automatic method (sudo apt-get install nvidia-current) and it installed fine, then I ran nvidia-xconfig and restarted.
The VM started up, but no GUI came up, instead, a black screen with a terminal (I think it's called a Virtual Terminal) came up and asked me to log in. I tried the command "startx" from there, and it told me no screens were found.
I downloaded the new gparted (6.4.1 I think) and when I try to run it from a live cd in the default settings it keeps telling me that it can't find my screens. I have an intel video card. I haven't had this problem with older versions of gparted. I suppose I could use an older version, but I'd like to know what the problem is.
i can't use kde because the startx and xorgsetup commands are not found (from root account). i know i installed x and kde, documentation doesn't say anything about specifying a path, locale and whereis don't show a path. what should i do?
edit: it also isn't found in /usr/bin/X11R6 or /usr/bin or /usr/bin/X11
I just installed Maverick on a brand new system last Saturday. Everything worked, except dual monitors, so I activated the proprietary ATI/AMD driver. That allowed the dual monitors to work, except that it put a little "AMD unsupported hardware" watermark in the lower right-hand side of each screen. After a day or two, I decided to go back to the default driver while trying to figure out how to avoid the watermark.
I assumed that when I deactivated/removed the proprietary driver that it would automatically switch back to the default. Instead, my computer now boots to TTY1, and when I try to install xserver.xorg, etc., I get a lot of error messages,ike "No screens found" or "Screens found, but configuration is unusable," etc. The same messages show up in the logs.Can anyone help me get back to a useable desktop display? At this point, I don't care which one. erhaps the proprietary would be easiest since it seems to be holding my system hostage, but either one would work.
It is no longer running my default when I log in it did go screwy yesterday I reinstalled my nvidia driver and it started allowing to to activate it. This is what it was saying: Code: compiz (core) - Fatal: No valid GL extensions string found. compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0 compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
Ubuntu 10.10 Whenever I try to boot up now I get a command line environment instead of the normal gnome desktop. The first error message that comes up is: "Screens found,but none have a usable configuration" further down: "Fatal server error: no screens found" Any way I can re-configure so it detects my monitor?
husam@ubuntu:~$ compiz setting manager compiz (core) - Error: Screen 0 on display ":0.0" already has a window manager; try using the --replace option to replace the current window manager. compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
Launching fallback window manager Window manager warning: Buggy client sent a _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message with a timestamp of 0 for 0x1e000b4 (Mozilla Fi)Window manager warning: meta_window_activate called by a pager with a 0 timestamp; the pager needs to be fixed. Now, if i close terminal, window's will be bugged .
After installing a second screen and trying dual screens, i never backedup the x11 xorg.config file and recklessy overwrote my settings through that nvidia panel... Now to find that x wont start :(EE) no devices detected Fatal server error: No screens found
how i'd be able to share my xorg.config file with you guys, I am using my ipod now... Anyone knows anything? I tried reconfiguring and didn't work.. How do i share my file so you guys can find the flaw? Or how do i find the flaw myself?
I've installed 9.10 on a work station with success. I've got an nvidia quadro fx 3000 and its supported under nvidia legacy driver apparently. So I've tried to install the driver with no success. Xorg.0.log reports a fatal server error no screens found. I get a flashing console login when I boot with "nvidia" device driver in xorg.conf, it boots fine with "nv". No matter what I try I cant get it to boot with nvidia drivers. Also, on a side note, after initially installing nvidia driver thru hardware in gnome, I no longer have a grub loader option to select recovery or anything else. Upon boot it displays "grub" briefly then continues to boot to gui. I've set the delay to 20 seconds with no results.
Resolved the issue of the display, now on to the grub menu.
I installed debian 4.0 (etch) on an old computer with some pickled graphics card in it, and then I upgraded the computer to one with slightly newer hardware only without the graphics card (the new one used on board graphics). I moved the hard drive from the old one to the new one but when I booted it up it failed to start the X-server and I got some errors listed for "device not found" and "no screens found".
I tried using "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" however I can't seem to find a working configuration. It seems pretty silly that when installing debian it can detect all this automatically with no problems but when it comes to changing some hardware around you are left in the dark with a complicated re-configuration process. Is there not some way to automate this? I'd rather not have to re-install everything
I previously used 11.1 with KDE 3.5. Since I have /home on a separate partition I decided to install 11.2 from scratch to avoid any conflicts with KDE 4 installing. No problems on first reboot and some updates were installed. Now at each boot I'm dropped into text login. If I try <startx> I get <no screens found> and /var/log/Xorg.0.log gives <screens found but none have usable configuration>. However if I add vga=952 at the boot screen (for a 1280x800 laptop) I get into graphical login and everything works well (yes even KDE 4). Below is an snip from /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
My issue began with my resolution changing to 800x600 in Karmic Koala and then my inability to change it back to anything else. In my haste to fix it before going to work this morning I loaded a new xorg.conf without backing up the old xorg.conf with data not relevant for my monitor and now I'm in limbo. The good news, I hope, is that I also run 8.04 on the same computer so I do have access to what I hope is proper xorg.conf / I've modified the existing xorg.conf file and I'm still getting the "low graphics mode" message (EE) problem parsing the config file and (EE) Error parsing the config file. Fatal Server Error: no screens found.
there are several posts related to my problem but not quite what I want. I don't need any effects to be running nor do I need perfect resolution. I have a PCI-E card Nvidia 8600 gts and I need to run redhat 7.1 for reasons that are not debatable. I also have an onboard ati radeon X 1250 but currently I am running the PCI-E.The installation was successful and ran in GUI, however after installation and reboot, the screen keeps flickering trying to load the desktop.I just need to get the GUI running the same way the installer was able to run in GUI, I tried editing the XF86Config file to change the driver to either vesa or vga but still didn't work. Probing for devices is not an option since the card is not listed and the maximum video ram goes up to 64MB in xconfigurator. It probes my card as a VGA generic with 1 MB ram. I know there is a way to have the desktop load just the same as the installer's gui settings but that's where I need help.
this is after changing all the 'driver' values to vesa. I don't understand why it can't find the screen even though I used the horizontal and vert. sync values for my monitor. Any instructions or advice on how to just get the desktop loaded would be great, I know this is a very old OS but regardless I need for it to work.
I have just upgraded from 11.1 to 11.4. When I boot up, I get a command line, but when I do 'startx', I get 'Fatal server error: no screens found'. I have been looking for a solution and tried 'Xorg -configure' but this gives:
Code: Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vboxvideo_drv.so: undefined symbol: resVgaShared
I have this old box that I used at school that I wanted to re-purpose and use. So i decided to that I wanted to run xp, ubuntu studio and slackware so I can learn about linux and do some other things with xp. I think I got through the installatiosa all fine and dandy, and I installed grub for my boot loader, I can boot into studio and xp, but I cant get into slackware. the grub boot menu is sorta funky too, it shows a generic and recovery mode for studio which is fine, and then another option for xp, some memory test boot option, but then for slackware it shows "Slackware Linux (Slackware 13.1.0) (on /dev/sda4) four times in a row. If I select any of them they all end up with some error; the third SW [slackware] option down the list of the repeated 4 allows me to sign into root, but when I type "startx" i get :
(EE) intel(0): No kernel modesetting driver detected (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration
Fatal server error: no screens found
but thats with a lot of other text above that. if you need any more details, please dont hesitate to request for them. I'm going to take some time and cool down. I'm trying to get these three OSes running from one HD. I've partitioned the 80 gig drive as follows
Primary 40 G NTSF for XP Primary 2G Linux Swap Primary 16G Slackware Primary 18 U Studio Primary
I can boot up ubuntu but it's just showing the default background, the login prompt won't come up. What do I do? Startx doesn't work in the terminal (ctrl-alt F1), it gives an error. I can log in as root (recovery mode) and startx works and the desktop comes up though.
I'm having a pretty serious problem, whenever I try to boot into Ubuntu the screen goes black, I see a flash of purple or violet and then i get a prompt asking for my login credentials, afterwards I'm stuck with a terminal trying to start the gui... I don't know what I'm doing wrong, fresh install tried to reboot after getting the display driversinstalled idk if that could be a problem. I tried to commands in the terminal already:
startx sudo service gdm start return = start: Job is already running: gdm
I'm trying to install the magnificent ubuntu 10.10 on my brand new Dell LATITUDE E5510. The installation works fine. I installed it with a working internet connexion ... so the drivers should be there. Then when booting, the GUI does not start I get the console instead...
I tried several things: - run startx --> I get a blank screen where even CTRL+ALT+F1 does not work anymore
Code: sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg --> just returns without anything on the screen, no error no nothing
- run in failsafeX mode, I get: Ubuntu is running in low graphics mode. Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure them yourself.
Then I get the login page but it doesn't go any further, when I type my login/password it comes back to the login page...
When I do: Code: lspci | grep VGA I get : VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev02)
That's all I could see... apart from that I'm not getting any error messages and I'm really stuck.. I'm running on intel Celeron 32 bit, I have checked the checksum of my CD...
I have a problem with my gui . i have I810 onboard graphics . it says something like ( agpgart not there ) celeron 633mhz old machine 256 mg ram 20gb master and 7 gb slave . first drive is debian 2.4 and slave is winxp . i also have a lt winmodem i would like to get goin . i cant seem to figure out how to mount the floppy . i tried vi /etc/fstab but cant figure out the lingo .when i loaded it before i had everything working ,kde , floppy ,sound, but no modem .im totally stuck in command line (witch is fun ), because my cdrom went out so i cant just reload debian. i hope this makes some kind of sense to someone .
I must say, the RPMfusion version of the Nvdia driver package work better with FC10 than they did under FC9 for me, which is to say: they work at all. Still get corrupted output after a few hours of work, but I imagine that's just the underlying weakness of the Nvidia driver bubbling up. Either way, now I have other problems:
First off, the Intel driver for my onboard video setup has stopped working entirely. The attempt to bring up X on the Intel setup gets me to the KDE login screen and locks the machine up hard (poweroff required). A look at the xorg.0.log shows that the server seems to be stuck in a loop trying to determine the valid video properties for the session.
Here's my xorg.conf, BTW. I have it setup to perform different configurations depending on which DefaultServerLayout line gets uncommented (lines 4 - 6). If anybody has a better way of doing this, I'm all ears. While we're on my xorg.conf, pleas view lines 64-67 and/or 75-77. This is my quickie way of changing drivers (again, all ears) which brings us to the next problem, neither the nv or nouveau drivers work with my system. Interestingly enough, both drivers tend to fail in the same relative spot in the process, I think. Please refer to line 207 of this xorg.0.log with the nv driver or line 140 of this xorg.0.log from the nouveau setup. Either way, both sessions die with the same message: (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration. Fatal server error: no screens found Gotta go, x session getting corrupt,,,
I used to use nvidia and Twinview to drive an LCD and CRT monitor as one big area. I've changed over to using the nv driver, and I gather that xinerama is deprecated now in favour of xrandr. But I can't get xrandr to even report anything about my two displays, and can't get any picture on the CRT. This is despite both being fully detected by X (according to the log file).
I've just changed over from using the nvidia driver to the nv driver. I did this because I discovered that the frequent system crashes while watching video was caused by the nvidia driver, partly because my card is a GeForce FX 5200, not supported by the current nvidia driver which contains bug fixes for the problem. So I've used Synaptic to remove all the nvidia drivers and add-ons, and installed nv and the libgl1-mesa-dri and libgl1-mesa-glx drivers.
I moved my old xorg.conf file aside and on a second X display ran X :1 -configure to generate a clean new xorg.conf and started from there. I'm doing all these experiments by modifying xorg.conf, and then on a second console running up X on display :1 to try it out. Another odd thing: xrandr doesn't report any "outputs" (since I'm using the nv driver, I'd expect to see DVI0 and VGA1), instead it just reports this:
# xrandr Screen 0: minimum 640 x 200, current 2560 x 1024, maximum 2560 x 1024 default connected 2560x1024+0+0 0mm x 0mm
I recently installed ubuntu 10.10 x86_64 on my Macbook Pro 3,1 which has an nVidia 8600M GT video card. The native screen resolution for my system is 1440x900.Ubuntu is installed booting through Grub2 straight from my EFI firmware through rEFIt. I have to disable quiet boot and splash screen but I can boot into a shell.From there I obviously tried startX, but much to my chagrin it did not start. I screwed around with drivers and the like for a bit and ended up reinstalling completely to try and rule things out one by one.
I started by blacklisting nouveau, which didn't load nouveau but also didn't work. I then tried installing the newest nVidia drivers, which also didn't work.Everything I tried gave me the same error, "no screens found".I below is the most resent Xorg.0.log dump with the attempt at running with the nVidia driver.
[ 3242.793] X.Org X Server 1.9.0 Release Date: 2010-08-20 [ 3242.829] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
I am a computer science student so I am not completely inept, however I just cannot seem to figure out whats wrong with this thing.
I've experienced 3 1/2 years of Ubuntu bliss. I have run into the first issue that I cannot solve using these forums, and I'm at my wit's end. Problem: I cannot start gdm (gnome?). I get the "Fatal server error: no screens found" error. Also, my terminal screen is duplicated on the top and bottom of the laptop monitor, indicating something gone terribly wrong.
When the problem started: immediately after running standard update to 2.6.32-26 (this time). Last time, it happened after running a standard update, but that was weeks ago. I did a complete reinstall (three times, including once to 10.1)
My system: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS (clean install + recent updates) Kernel version 2.6.32-26 Also have 2.6.32-25. Neither one works in recovery mode, either. Machine: Dell Inspiron 1420 Intel Core2 Duo Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS
I am really confused/frustrated/exhausted, now. I bought a HVR-1250 for a PVR and music/media HTPC that I just built, and installed Mythtv last night. The backend continues to report it as "failed to open" in the capture card section. Having read through all of the recent information I could find (mostly forums), I've tried card=3, 7, 12, 18, 19, 20, and 21 options in the new cx23885.conf file, and the card's still not recognized in Mythtv. dmesg shows me the same info from most recent screen captures (other forums, too), and lspci still reports it as a 1250 rev. 04. (Before I made the new conf file, the card was listed with device code 0070:2259.
I'm new to all things linux, and I have no idea where else to look, or what else to do. I'd prefer to not use Win Media Player, as I've heard it has more playback issues (skips, jerks, etc.) with recorded high-def OTA programs. If I'm wrong, I have no problem with switching OSes, as I just want to be able to record high-def TV and watch it when the baby is asleep. Is there something I'm forgetting, or am I just screwed, for some reason I don't understand?
Ok, so after not being able to run KDE on my computer (Because of internet issues) I want to use this guide to run both side by side. The guide is here on the Ubuntu Forums. But it says "This is for Karmic". Has anyone used this guide on lucid?
i have installed mouse trap by the Ubuntu "easy peasy" software center ,but for some reason it didn't work so i uninstalled it and start to install the mouse trap from herehttp://live.gnome.org/MouseTrap/Installationbut when did the "make" step it gave me that error:make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.so how i fix thatand another problem that i have is when i go to a live radio on the net to listen it dose not work how do i change it to work like i changed to the "vlc player" to be the first program that opens