Ubuntu

Can't run GUI, startx doesn't work on VPS

Asked by zelel on 2012-04-15

Hello,
So I installed Ubuntu 11.04 i386 on my VPS with standard procedure found on most tutorials out there.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop (later i tried with xubuntu-desktop but no luck)
sudo install xfce4 etc
But when I type startx I get this message and later I opened the log.

Fatal server error:
xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (No such file or directory)

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
         at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

 ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error
root@vwchox:/# tail /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[2738844.480]
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
         at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
[2738844.480] Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[2738844.480]
[2738844.480] (WW) xf86CloseConsole: KDSETMODE failed: Bad file descriptor
[2738844.480] (WW) xf86CloseConsole: VT_GETMODE failed: Bad file descriptor
[2738844.480] (WW) xf86OpenConsole: VT_GETSTATE failed: Bad file descriptor
[2738844.480] ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log

I tried to connect remotely using VNC but no luck. I am pretty new in Ubuntu and all other Linux OS.

Thanks.

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Solved by:
zelel
Solved:
2012-04-17
Last query:
2012-04-17
Last reply:
2012-04-15

What sort of things do you want to do on the remote system?

zelel (theleechupload) said : #2

Hello you can mark this ticket Closed and Solved. The problem was solved. I just had to edit xstartup file in /home/user/.vnc/xstartup using editor. And paste this code to run XFCE.

#!/bin/sh
# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
# unset SESSION_MANAGER
# exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
xterm -geometry 80×24+10+10 -ls -title “$VNCDESKTOP Desktop” &
startxfce4 &
# twm &

Once vnc server was up and running I could connect on my VPS remotely and all is ok. XFCE is there.