View Full Version : [other] X server will not start?

May 24th, 2010, 02:53 AM
Hi, I'm running Linux Mint 8 x86 on my ancient laptop Dell c840 (2.4 GHz P4, Geforce 440 Go, 1.5 GB ram, 60 GB HDD) and I am having problems after Installing and Uninstalling "Startupmanager" (to customize login splash screens) which apparently rewrote my Xorg files.... yay.... :( So after some reconfiguring and adding appropriate lines to get it working ok, I notice upon restart X server does not start and I can only run in "low resolution" one time for Ubuntu... To get it working I have to type in terminal:

sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals and

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
How can I have X server start upon rebooting?

May 24th, 2010, 02:56 AM
Try this http://newyork.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9277270&postcount=5

May 24th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Try this http://newyork.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9277270&postcount=5

What thread was this from or letmem rephrase, what is the goal of these steps? Is this "new" xorg config going to change my current settings? Thanks.

May 27th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Did not work, but thanks.

May 27th, 2010, 09:05 PM
I had some issues after upgrading, and one of the first steps I took was to manually upgrade GRUB boot loader to GRUB2. I am trying to remember what exactly I did after that, but I have an Intel graphics card anyways.

You might need to mess with some settings in /etc/default/grub

Edit: Maybe this thread would give you an idea...Check out the solution provided by TheRawGod: