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Thread: X server seems to be failing

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    X server seems to be failing

    After moving my PC (running Feisty Fawn) from one office to another, and after one successful boot (almost - the ethernet had issues, so I rebooted) I have yet to be able to get the computer up and running properly.

    The symptom is this: upon reboot, the Ubuntu screen comes up, then the NVIDIA logo appears - then nothing. Then a flash to the standard brown background, then the NVIDIA logo again - then nothing. This cycle repeats 6 times, and then I get a complaint that things can't start up and I shouldn't do anything for 2 minutes on display :0.

    So... does this sound familiar, and what in the world could have happened? The move was uneventful - no bumps to the case of the computer, no nothing. This is a 1 year old machine which has worked swimmingly since I bought it last summer.
    Todd Pedlar
    Dept. of Physics
    Luther College
    Decorah, IA

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    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: X server seems to be failing

    I guess I would check the /var/log/xorg files or even dmesg from CLI (you can open commandline by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1) (F1 thru F7) maybe there is something there to work with?
    Also you can edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Replace the "nvidia" driver with "nv" or "vesa" and see what happens.
    Good site to search for guides & how-tos.

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