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Master Geek

  # 126583 27-Apr-2008 15:30
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i just used wubi to install.

I crtl alt deleted and rebooted. Now i just keep getting the windows xp login screen

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  # 126586 27-Apr-2008 15:37
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Have you selected the Ubuntu option at boot time?

Is Ubuntu listed as a boot option at all?

This can help.

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Master Geek

  # 126594 27-Apr-2008 16:32
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got couple of errors when i use startx

(EE) CHROME(0): No valid modes found
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a useable configuration

Fatal Server error:
no screens found

waiting for X server to begin accepting connections

my wireless connection is via a usb wireless antenae

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  # 126611 27-Apr-2008 17:47
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That means that the X Server (the graphics server) can't find a suitable screen to output to.

Basically, an undetected/unsupported monitor or graphics card...

The "connection" is not anything to do with Internet connections.

Could you check the X11 configuration file (by runnning "nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf") - possibly give a camera shot?

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Master Geek

  # 126627 27-Apr-2008 19:32
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It won't let me cut and paste a picture.

Basically i get a white line on the top that says
GNU nano 2.0.7  File: /etc/x11/xorg.conf         Modified

then black/blank screen down to the control instructions at the bottom (eg ^G gET HELP)


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  # 126628 27-Apr-2008 19:36
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I said camera shot (which is a shot taken by a camera, different from a screenshot).

Make sure the path is exactly how I typed it out for you (as it's cAsE sEnSiTiVe), otherwise, an empty xorg.conf file is disturbing.

Just in case you don't know how to use the controls, ^ means [CTRL], so to exit, press [CTRL]-X

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Master Geek

  # 126653 27-Apr-2008 22:09
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1st page

first 3 screen pictures.  i used x11 not X11 first time round.

It has taken me a while to work out putting pictures on geekzone


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Ultimate Geek


  # 126677 28-Apr-2008 03:01
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At boot prompt, select English, then press F6. Remove the flags from and including quiet, and add vga=771. Boot as normal to the screwed up desktop.
  • sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  • Add the line:

    DefaultDepth 16

    to Section "Screen"
  • CTRL-X
  • Y

Thanks a lot! That did the trick Cool

But its not slow for me, its pretty fast! I am in Vista Ultimate and Macbook and have allocated 256MB for my VPC.


Desktop : Intel Quad Core Q9400 2.66GHz - 8GB RAM - 500 GB + 500 GB HDD - NVidia GeForce 9800GT - LG246WH Flatron Display - Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Hyper-V
Virtual Machine : Powered by Hyper-V and VMWare Workstation
Laptop: HP dv7-3004TX Entertainment Notebook PC | HP Touchsmart tx2 1119au - Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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  # 127023 29-Apr-2008 11:47
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Now if only the WiFi setup was as simplistic as Windows...

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  # 127025 29-Apr-2008 11:50
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mortonman: Check for your graphics and monitors online (can't really help you from here...)

NeoTech: Well, quite a lot of manufacturers don't release their code to the open source community, so WiFi really only has started to become easier within the last year (it still isn't perfect though)

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