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    Ubuntu Server 11.04 + X11 + new motherboad & cpu = problem

    I have had X11 working on my Ubuntu Server for quite a while previously, however I had to update the motherboard & cpu and that are slightly newer and now I have an issue...

    On the old system I ran "xinit" and on exit it dropped back to the command line perfectly!

    Now that the system has been updated, "xinit" runs fine, but when I exit the display goes blank and the console does not show... About all I can do is to SSH in and reboot the server.

    Only thing I see of note through SSH is "ps -A" before has "tty1 ... getty" and after exiting X has "tty1 ... login" and "tty1 ... bash". If I "sudo pkill login" I get back to "tty1 ... getty" but the screen is still blank.

    As an experiment I tried to relaunch "xinit" from the blank screen [typing blind] and via SSH I saw "tty1 ... xinit", etc, so it seems that the console was active, but the display was somehow still incorrectly set. Unfortunately, even though I'd re-started xinit, the screen remained blank - display mode seems to have somehow stuck in limbo

    Would be great to hear from anyone with ideas [other than not running xinit] - Guessing something around the graphics mode that remains after X closes or the console resolution

    PS: New = Gigabyte - GA-H77M-D3H &Intel - BX80637I73770
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    Re: Ubuntu Server 11.04 + X11 + new motherboad & cpu = problem

    Bump...

    Anyone understand enough about X11 to help?

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    Re: Ubuntu Server 11.04 + X11 + new motherboad & cpu = problem

    Is the video card different between the two mobos?

    As a sidenote: Why are you running X on a server?
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    Re: Ubuntu Server 11.04 + X11 + new motherboad & cpu = problem

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Is the video card different between the two mobos?
    Video is provided by the CPU and handled by the motherboard - 2 years newer, so I expect the CPU graphics has changed and a different chipset on the motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    As a sidenote: Why are you running X on a server?
    Yes - Ubuntu Server 11.04 - normally just console but occasionally I want to run X on it

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    Re: Ubuntu Server 11.04 + X11 + new motherboad & cpu = problem

    Ok. If you don't have all that much stuff installed on it, I would suggest backing up your data and doing a clean install of 12.04. Support for 11.04 ends in October 2012.

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    Re: Ubuntu Server 11.04 + X11 + new motherboad & cpu = problem

    I do not know servers, but you often need the newest distribution to support new hardware and sometimes it still takes a few months before it is fully supported.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ge_redux&num=1

    While any modern release will do, you generally want the latest compiler, kernel, and graphics packages for the best performance. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been tested the most and it has shaped up extremely well for this new Intel hardware."
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