This site is now 100% read-only, and retired.

XML logo

Kubuntu only loading in text based.
Posted by Simonft1 on Mon 26 May 2008 at 17:42
Tags: none.
I have kubuntu installed on a PowerBook G4, and it was running fine save for a few problems with Firefox 3, however a few minutes after an update, the computer crashed, and now the X server fails to load. when I run startx, i get this error: http://img14.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=19360_Picture_003_122_677lo.jpg.
I can use command line, but nothing graphical works. I tied to boot up the live cd to see if that would work, but i get error "invalid memory access". I cannot connect to the internet with the computer, so I cannot reinstall x server. If someone has any ideas/advice about this, it would be great if they could post them here.
Thanks.

 

Comments on this Entry

Re: Kubuntu only loading in text based.
Posted by Arthur (64.118.xx.xx) on Tue 27 May 2008 at 03:44
[ View Weblogs ]
I had the same problem with a fresh install of Debian lenny on an ancient PC that worked fine until the reinstall. I fought with it for a while, then just reverted to etch (stable) which works just fine. It's my wife's machine, and she doesn't need anything that requires the latest/greatest anyway.

What I was going to try before I realized that I'm not motivated to figure out the fix was to install etch, save the /etc/X11/xorg.conf somewhere safe, then upgrade to lenny and install the saved xorg.conf file to see what happened. You might give that a whirl if you've nothing better to do. That, or take the more certain route of installing Debian etch, KDE, and the applications you require.

Either way, I wish you the best of luck.

[ Parent ]

Re: Kubuntu only loading in text based.
Posted by Simonft1 (160.39.xx.xx) on Thu 29 May 2008 at 01:44
[ View Weblogs ]
I fixed it. Turns out I had 2.6.24-16 instead of 2.6.24-17, which I should have gotten from the update. Something did not click, so I manually installed 2.6.24-17 and ran shutdown now, trying to shutdown, but instead, because I forgot -p, it did not shut down, instead it brought me to a menu where I had the option to fix broken packages. I did that, and it fixed the 2.6.24-17 package, then i restarted correctly and it worked. Thanks for your suggestion though.

[ Parent ]

Re: Kubuntu only loading in text based.
Posted by Anonymous (217.216.xx.xx) on Wed 28 May 2008 at 21:36
Kubuntu is a very small project and that kind of things just happens... and that's the reason why I call it 'Kubugtu' :)

[ Parent ]

Re: Kubuntu only loading in text based.
Posted by Anonymous (201.231.xx.xx) on Wed 4 Jun 2008 at 02:19
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
and then:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart

That may be useful for you.

[ Parent ]