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Thread: Hardy installation problem - Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    West Country, UK
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Hardy installation problem - Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local)

    Folks .. whilst attempting to get Hardy to run from the live CD it hangs at:

    "Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local) [OK]"

    Hitting ctrl-alt and F2 takes it to command line.

    Try to kick start X using startx and it fails with the following errors:

    unable to connect to xserver
    fatal server error
    no screens found
    vesa: no matching modes

    (not in that order).

    So it appears that there is no monitor support for my laptop?

    Model :

    Any ideas how I can get round this? Help appreciated. :-/

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Wisconsin, USA
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Hardy installation problem - Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local)

    If you aren't getting any video, but do have command live virtual terminal access, you can look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log and try to find out what the relevent error message is.

    If Ubuntu Hardy isn't working for you, try Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 and see if that does any better. Or try Fedora or OpenSuSE. Ubuntu 8.04 went for autoconfigured X in a big way, which is great for most people, but is having some teething troubles on more esoteric hardware.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Kottawa, Sri Lanka
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Hardy installation problem - Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local)

    What you are having is an X-Server configuration error, did you try rebooting Ubuntu in Recovery Mode and then reconfiguring the X-Server to it's defaults by executing:-
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    and then starting the X-Server with:-
    Edit:- Whoops, you already did, sorry. Unfortunately I may not be able to help much since I am not really good with ATi cards, so you may want to wait until someone who is competent with ATi cards comes along.
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