Ubuntu :: X Isn't Loading Correctly

Jan 20, 2010

For 6 months I have used this computer as a ediacenter/seedbox on a decent TV. It crapped out and we got a new one. Hooked it up, had super messed up resolution. Ran some command (really don't remember) that ran you through the setup configuration asking for keyboard layout etc.

Didn't work. Deleted xorg.cong, didn't work. Blank xorg.conf, didn't work. What happens is it shows the Ubuntu name and loading bar, loads, then at 100% it shows 2 of them in purple around the screen. Obviously X isn't loading correctly.


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Ubuntu :: Gnome Not Loading Correctly?

Jan 5, 2011

i recently typed in the terminal sudo apt-get upgrade, and it upgraded certain features. Now, after rebooting gnome doesn't boot correctly at all. Its missing several features/ the panels are not working properly, its not loading emerald or gtk. the only way it boots up correctly is in safe mode.

What was upgraded are the following files:



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Mar 17, 2011

I have been using my ATI 5870 for some time now after upgrading from a nVIDIA GTX 260. When I did the upgrade it booted no problem. The fan eventually went out on it so I had it RMA'd which led to me using the GTX 260 again. FINALLY got the 5870 back and now Ubuntu just loads to the terminal screen.

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Now in cases like this where the GUI is not loading correctly, what work-arounds are usually made? I did some tweaks by guessing everything will kind of reset by renaming my gnome hidden folders, but no luck. What to do on this situations? Is it possible to kind of switch to pure terminal session, uninstall whole Gnome package there, remove some settings, reinstall Gnome and everything will be ok again? Or is it possible if Gnome is broke like kind of start a KDE session? How's this things relate to XOrg11.conf something? Could anyone just give like some overview like which sits on top of what.

Since I can't fix my problem yesterday I just reformatted laptop and reinstalled 5.3 with Virtualization checked, and I noticed my kernel says "xen". I thought of trying this builtin virtualization software because I had problems with VMWare before also.

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Apr 9, 2010

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Oct 27, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 not loading. Sticks at GRUB Loading message.

Read the other threads re OS not loading and GRUB. The talk about code goes over my head.

Local techie says the hardware is good. Tried reloading Ubuntu from CD. Tried loading the unmentionable OS.

Tried using Spotmau Powersuite.

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May 12, 2010

I installed Drupal and there is only one site. It I access the website [url] where Drupal is installed I can easily see it functioning properly. But on internet it is not loading properly the colors etc are not visible properly.

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Mar 17, 2010

I just installed ubuntu 9.10 (latest version + updates) on my computer. I am new to the linux OS.I have a 1366x768 resolution monitor with a maximum vertical frequency of 60 hz. This worked well on windows. As I've already read in the internet, this can rise problems on Ubuntu. The monitor is connected through a switchbox, so it doesn't get recognised. Even if it's hooked up directly (Ubuntu recognises it) I can't choose the correct resolution.

Currently I can't use another graphics driver than the generic one. The screen stays black ("wrong vertical frequency" displayed on LCD Monitor) if I use another driver. I'd like to use the proprietary ATI/AMD fglrx driver. I edited the xorg.conf file, but I was unable to get the right resolution. It seems to be outdated on Ubuntu 9.10. After that fail, I searched for alternatives and ended up with a file called


in the "Xsession.d" folder. I'm using the following contents:


xrandr --newmode "1366x768_60.00" 85.86 1368 1440 1584 1800 768 769 772 795 -HSync +Vsync
xrandr --addmode VGA-0 "1366x768_60.00"
xrandr --output VGA-0 --mode 1366x768_60.00

But the monitor still complains that it's the wrong vertical frequency when I use the fglrx driver. The generic driver uses another resolution than the specified one (as always) and gives me a blurry picture on the screen. I have also tried other modelines, Ubuntu just doesn't seem to be able to display 1366x768@60hz.

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I cannot get PAE to work on lucid. I have 4 GiB of RAM installed, but System Monitor says "Memory: 3.3 GiB".

$ uname -a
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Mar 10, 2011

I am having this strange issue in 10.04. Some USB items work fine while others are not being seen or loading at all. I am using a 24 port powered usb hub. Items that work are:

2nd gen iPod Shuffle
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Amazon Kindle 3
do not work:
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I do not get it, what is going on?

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Apr 5, 2011

I wanted to get 10.10. I download it and install it and it tells me to restart like normal. But, when i restart, and select the ubuntu option, it gives me a countdown that says "Completing Ubuntu installation". Then, nothing happens... just a blinking white line.

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Jun 7, 2011

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I do not know what to do from here or what the problem is, I was thinking maybe one of the movies I downloaded caused the problem because it happened right when I was downloading. Any help is appreciated, I really want to have my computer working again.

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Jan 16, 2010

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Feb 3, 2010

Being tired of my FAT32 partitions on my 80GB Classic, I had it reformatted on a Macintosh to HFS+ (Mac-formatted) at the Apple Store. As per the abundance of threads online, I also had them disable journaling through the Mac's Disk Utility and it appeared it was ready for Ubuntu. I added the UUID to fstab to allow write privileges. Due to the issues I heard with getting it to mount in Banshee on 64-bit Karmic Koala, I used the killall -9 nautilus command and successfully got Banshee to read and mount the iPod. After syncing my iPod, I verified that the content successfully transferred as the disk was now showing a large portion of the drive in use (presumably from the new media). After disconnecting my iPod, from both Banshee and from Nautilus, the iPod presumably safely unmounts and disconnects giving me the okay to unplug it. Whether I unplug it or not, after the OK to Disconnect progress bar completes, the iPod freezes (showing the silver Apple logo). After a while, it seems to turn itself back on, but doesn't show any media on the device. In fact, when I select 'About', it shows 0GB used and 0GB free (strange!).

I've been to the Apple Store about three times to have them reformat it and start over as I keep thinking I'm doing something wrong along the way. The data seems to be ON the iPod as I can play it back through Banshee (and on GTKpod), but the iPod menu itself doesn't seem to recognize anything and I can't access the music through the iPod. I think the iPod database may be corrupted, but I don't understand why this is not corrected with a full restore and why I seem to be able to access the music through Ubuntu.

(P.s. I do NOT want to have to go back to a Windows-formatted, FAT32, iPod.)

(P.p.s. I changed the permissions to my user rather than the 99 or something it was before. Also, whenever I load the iPod in Banshee, it shows all the songs on the iPod.)

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Feb 7, 2010

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When I SSH external to my router a I use a virtual server connection through port 22. This works just fine.I then start a VNC session, in the exact same way as I do localy, tunnelled through port 5900. Specifically I tunnel port 5900 to my.router.public.ip port 5900. However when I start up VNC it times out. The reason is that my firewall blocks a request to my routers public IP address from port 5900 on the server running SSH as follows :I have tried this both with the Ubuntu built in desktop and with x11vnc. Both give identical results. When I start x11vnc I tell it to listen on port 5900. This, as explained above, wokrs just fine in my internal network and does NOT put out any requests on port 5900.

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Mar 1, 2010

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Mar 8, 2010

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I am using the newest version of Ubuntu.

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Mar 12, 2010

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Mar 12, 2010

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Apr 23, 2010

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- i hover on corners to make an angle bar/arrow but it will only resize horizontally;

- i right click the top border and hit "resize" but it will only resize horizontally;

this, as well as getting my touchpad settings to stay the same after poweroff have been the bane of my existence edit: sometimes these posts are simply echo chambers for me to listen to my own ineptitude; i found how to save the touchpad settings,re-edit: i did not actually fix the touchpad, but i have posted elsewhere so as to not cross-post.

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May 6, 2010

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Jun 25, 2010

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Jul 4, 2010

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I don't care if I have to download a much larger CD filled with tons of useless junk; if anyone know of any sort of "expanded version" of the Ubuntu installation cd with a greater variety of WiFi drivers included so I don't have to go through this lame and convoluted procedure just to get my Wifi working every time a reinstall is necessary, I would need it ASAP!

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Aug 3, 2010

I can't figure this out. If i run GUI program (in GNOME) from terminal. It doesn't works the same as if i run it from menus (or shortcut on desktop or panel). Or some times I run it from Alt+F2 method.

What is the difference in this methods?

For example what is the difference if i put this...

metacity --replace

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And what is the difference if i like to run for example FireFox or gnome-control-center from terminal or select it from menus.

If i like to run from terminal. What would be right way to do it?

Because sometimes i get errors in terminal (but GUI works) sometimes after i close terminal GUI program closes to. Sometimes it doesn't. But if i run that program from menus (icons) there is no such problem. It just works. If i put & at the end of program. I can work in terminal. But still all of the above is still true.

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Oct 23, 2010

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Dec 28, 2010

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