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Thread: Help! Ubuntu won't boot!

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    Help! Ubuntu won't boot!

    when i boot up ubuntu, it shows the tty or a black screen with a terminal like app running screen, and i can't get out of it, i tried repairing the x server in recovery mode, but nothing happened, I think i screwed up my xorg.conf but i'm not sure. help please

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    Re: Help! Ubuntu won't boot!

    If you messed with your xorg.conf you can try to fix it with this command:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    conky gui: thread, web site

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    Re: Help! Ubuntu won't boot!

    You can open another tty by pressing the Alt+Ctrl+F1 keys (F2 thru F7 also works in place of F1)
    Login and enter
    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    to edit you xorg. You can try using the "vesa" driver in place of what's there an type "startx" to see if x will run.
    If xorg is too messed up you should be able to generate a new xorg by entering "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg"
    If you are using hardy be aware that xorg is changed in hardy.
    Good site to search for guides & how-tos.

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    Unhappy Re: Help! Ubuntu won't boot!

    thank you for responding but when i enter in sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    it responds with xserver-xorg is broken or not fully installed
    and when I open up xorg.conf with nano the nano screen is blank, does that mean I deleted my xorg.conf
    Last edited by weweboom; August 2nd, 2008 at 11:47 PM.

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    Re: Help! Ubuntu won't boot!

    Reinstall the package:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get --reinstall install xserver-xorg
    conky gui: thread, web site

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    Re: Help! Ubuntu won't boot!

    again, thank you for responding but when i enter that i get a bunch of failed to fetch... then a unable to fetch some archives,maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix missing, neither work
    Last edited by weweboom; August 3rd, 2008 at 12:07 AM.

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    Re: Help! Ubuntu won't boot!

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get --reinstall install xserver-xorg
    conky gui: thread, web site

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    Re: Help! Ubuntu won't boot!

    thanks but it didn't work either I think it's because my computer isn't accessing the internet for some reason because I tried to download a different package with the same result: a bunch of failed to fetches, can i somehow download it on my vista partition and install it? or is there a command to connect ubuntu to the internet i could type in? could i get the files off of the ubuntu live cd?
    Last edited by weweboom; August 3rd, 2008 at 12:36 AM.

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    Re: Help! Ubuntu won't boot!

    If you use a wifi router, try getting an ethernet cable and connecting your computer or laptop through a cable, then you might have internet.
    Lucid Beta 2 powered Studio 15 (Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz, 3 GB RAM, HD 3450) & Windows XP powered Scaleo E (Celeron D 3.06GHz, 1.5GB RAM, Intel GMA 915G). Please see Ubuntu Tutorials (my YouTube channel).

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    Re: Help! Ubuntu won't boot!

    I think that you can install the packages that you need from the live-cd.

    Yes, you can configure your internet connection through a terminal. It just depends on the type of connection, wireless or ethernet.
    conky gui: thread, web site

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