system will not boot after install

  • miden
Posted: Wed, 04/08/2009 - 06:11
Hello all.. New user to 64Studio and Linux..I have just completed a new installation on a clean partition of 64 Studio Linux, however I cannot get it to boot. I get a message that says "Failed to start the X-Server it is likely it is not setup correctly, would you like to view....." So I then view teh error report, and the final message after lots of stuff I really did not understand it said " Fatal Server Error, No screens found....1 " Can anyone help with this? I followed a default installation and just followed all the installation routine prompts. Thanks Dennis

System Information

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 07:10
Hi Dennis, Nice to see you up and running. The kernel is going through changes at the minute so I'd hold back on the nvidia install for now. Take the time to see how your system is without it first. I can't really help with the firewire audio device but there's others on the forum who will be able to advise you. Here's some commands to get info on your sound setup. $ sudo modinfo soundcore $ cat /proc/interrupts $ cat /proc/asound/cards $ cat /proc/asound/modules $ cat /proc/asound/devices This is a good site to find out about your system. *run* $ lspci -n *and paste result into here:* $ lspci -n Then you can post any information back to the forum. Cheers! Dave.

Hi Dave, No more problems,

  • miden
  • 04/08/09
  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 00:54
Hi Dave, No more problems, I just did an instal of the 3.0 beta 3 instead, and it booted up fine. You know I THINK this is the actual underlying version on my keyboard too, not sure, but it "feels" the same... Thanks for all your help....Just one other question if I may, well 2 really. Should I install the Nvidia driver proper? I have an on-board Realtek AC97+HD soundcard, so do you know of a driver for that? I also have a firewire audio device I will be hooking up, but thats for another section I think. Again thanks for your assistance. Dennis

Oh and just to confirm I

  • miden
  • 04/08/09
  • Wed, 04/08/2009 - 22:29
Oh and just to confirm I load the new system on clean partitions, not over the top of an existing one so the option to copy the xorg.conf is not an option. Dennis

Hi which particular section

  • miden
  • 04/08/09
  • Wed, 04/08/2009 - 22:27
Hi which particular section does the "vesa" need to be added (or changed from the existing nv) Device or Monitor or Screen? I did try it but when the system re-booted i got a beep and then the screen went blank and nothing else. This was just after the 64 studio big logo came up. Also if I change this to vesa can I still run the proper nvidia driver later? Or do I change this BACK to nv? And what are the best screen reolutions to enter at the installing screen, you know where it asks "what resolutions do you want xserver to use" To be honest I have not had ANY issues with any of the three distros I have tried so far. They laod up graphics and all drivers with no problems. The 64 Studio one is the only one... Maybe I should just go back to one of them. I would rather use the 64 I think, but it is proving to be a pita. Also I am using the AMD64 2.1 version. This should be okay as the Debian AMD64 worked finae as well. But if you recommend going back to the i386 one?? Anyway thanks again for your help, but no luck yet. Dennis

Console login [ctrl] + [alt] + [f1]

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 04/08/2009 - 07:55
When you're dropped to the console you should be able to log in as your user and work from the console. Sometimes you need to hit [Enter] to see the login option. If not type [ctrl] + [alt] + [f1] If you've used the nano text editor before, fine, if not have a quick practice as your user by running these commands Note $ = user (don't type the symbol) just "nano test" $ nano test type or insert some text into the file. [ctrl] + [o] asks you to save file. [Enter] *saves file.* [ctrl] + [x] closes nano. When you feel comfortable with the nano text editor run these commands. $ sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf-backup If you have a backup partition $ sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /media/data/xorg.conf-backup (your partition details) If you neet to, paste your xorg.conf into paste.ubuntu Maybe you could use XP to do this from your partition backup. then post your link back on to the forum Now you have backups of your xorg.conf and if you feel confident run: $ sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf Create the Driver "vesa" Part in your xorg.conf Note: "nv" may work if not use "vesa" Reboot to test the configuration Cheers! Dave. Update: We must have posted at the same time. If You have a backup of a working xorg.conf from your ubuntu, kubuntu installs you could try using one of those. Backup your original before you try.

Oh just wanted to add, that

  • miden
  • 04/08/09
  • Wed, 04/08/2009 - 07:12
Oh just wanted to add, that I have also tried Kubuntu and Ubuntu distros as well, and this was not an issue. They installed and ran fine. Only the 64 Studio one has given me any grief. I am just trying out distros until I find one I like. I installed each one I have tried to a clean partition. The keyboard I am using also runs a 64 Studio setup which is why I am trying it. It also seems to be the one if you want to run predominantly music/audio apps, but I could be wrong on that. Dennis

Hi Dave.. Thanks for

  • miden
  • 04/08/09
  • Wed, 04/08/2009 - 06:49
Hi Dave.. Thanks for replying.. I am using a Nvidia GE Force 8500 GT graphics card. The system generally is an Intel Dual core E2180 processor, with 3 gig ram, 320gig hard drive duul booting with XP. How do I even GET to somewhere to load that device driver?? It gets to the page where I enter the user name and password )command prompt) the screen flashes 3 times amd then comes up with these messages I posted before.. Dennis

system information

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 04/08/2009 - 06:41
Hi Dennis, Can you post more information about your system, Graphics card etc., You may have to use the "vesa" display driver in your xorg.conf to get you to a Graphical desktop. Here's a basic xorg.conf using "nv" Device Driver, you might be able to use "vesa" instead of "nv" to get you going. Cheers! Dave.