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November 13th, 2008, 09:45 PM

I was upgrading from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to 8.10, my internet is not so fast, so left it all the night downloading the packages.
When I checked on the morning, I wasn't able to boot the OS... "Could not start the X server (your graphical environment) due to some internal error). If I try the recovery mode, in terminal, I cannot use sysres...! When I check for restore points, it says that restore points does not exist.

What can I do???

Thanks in advance

November 13th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Try this...it is the holy grail of saving people's x-servers.

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Of course you will need to load into a shell. So when it tells you it can't load the x-server press ctrl+alt+F1 to get to a shell with a loging prompt. Then login (with your normal username and password) and run the above command...hopefully that will help.

November 13th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Well, I reinstalled Ubuntu because I needed it asap. Lost some configurations though...

But this will surely be helpful for future reference. :)

Thank you!