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July 3rd, 2008, 12:02 PM
I am installing ubuntu ultimate gamers edition.

After I got a message (when I booted from ubuntu cd and clicked on start or install ubuntu) "...try using noapic..." I tried again installing ubuntu through using "noapic" it got passed the message.

THen it gave me a awesomness picture with a loading bar at the bottom, after completion of the loading bar it gave a black screen with a 2mm line at the top left corner (flickering). It flickered some 2 min then it gave me message "failed to start x server(graphical interface)"

After you say "ok" the screen goes black with flikering line at top and you must restart.

July 3rd, 2008, 02:15 PM
Try the following:

startx gnome
startx gdm

Or just

It happens sometimes to me and it works for me.

You've probably got a problem with KDE/Gnome.
Try reinstalling them.

July 3rd, 2008, 02:31 PM
where do you input the command because I didn't finish installation because of error

July 3rd, 2008, 02:33 PM
What are the specifications of your PC?

July 4th, 2008, 10:58 AM
I have the following:
OS = Xp (1 partition of HD)(other partition open)
Foxconn motherboard c51xem2aa
Samsung DVD writer
Nvidia 8600gt 256 mb gddr3
160 gb HD (2 partitions)
2 gb ram ddr2 800

hope you this can help

July 4th, 2008, 11:02 AM
Is there an entry to start Ubuntu in Safe Graphics Mode? If so, try that. Also, what version of Ubuntu Ultimate Gamers edition do you have?

July 4th, 2008, 11:13 AM
Its v 1.2 ultimate gamers edition and it has x server v 7.1.1
also in safe graphics mode you must type in "noapic" otherwise you dont get farther but I don't you how to type noapic in safe graphics mode.