after upgrading to ubuntu 11.10 Xservver not running

Asked by Rajinder Sandhu

After upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10 my system is not showing any desktop... booting is working fine. this has happened when changed my display settings to use nvidia driver 96 series thinking that nvidia must have fixed issues as right from the beginning this nvidia driver is playing nuisance...and never worked.
I am able to go to recovery mode in present 3.0 and previous kernel version 2.6.38 go to recovery console but beyond that unable to proceed further..
Pl help...

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#1

remove the nvidia proprietary driver and reboot, then inistall the driver again

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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :
#2

how to do it >and what are the default xserver settings because I find nvidia has removed configuration settings in xorg.conf, We may have to reconfigure the xserver///
Thanks

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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :
#3

how to do it >and what are the default xserver settings because I find nvidia has removed configuration settings in xorg.conf, We may have to reconfigure the xserver///
Thanks

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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :
#4

Also only two sections are available in /etc/X141/xorg.conf file
Section "Screen"
identifier "Default Screen"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
End section

Section "Device"
identifier "Default Deive"
Option "No:Logo" "True"
End section

Thats all///
seems most of the configuration have been deleted by nvidia drivers so removed Nouveau
think we may have to rework on this,,,, Dont want to load nVidia drivers on my pc in future... all the problem happened only when installed the nvidia driver. Do we have any way to revert back with all the configuration, ?
Thanks
Rajinder

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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :
#5

also pl find more info what i am getting on root terminal

startx does not go to gui or do not start x server it shows Fatal Server error
EE: could not create lock finle in /tmp/.tx0-lock
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to s server network is unreachable
xinit: Server Error
xauth: error in locking authority file /root/.Xauthority
root@dads-deskto/#

thanks
Rajinder

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#6

don't startx as root. Run:

su foo; sudo startx

change foo for your username.

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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :
#7

still not working.... screen stays black no keyboard or mouse working, even internet is not through.. unable to update or upgrade with apt..... such messages are displayed:
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to s server network is unreachable
xinit: Server Error
xauth: error in locking authority file /root/.Xauthority
================
Thanks
Rajinder

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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :
#8

Just out of curiosity to fix this problem with older version of ubuntu...installed 8.04 still no display installed 10.04 no use and graphics problem stands as it is...
any idea where to go now ???
Thanks
Rajinder

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said :
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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :
#10

after doing r&D solution was fairly simple... remove the nvidia drivers
boot into root terminal then exit
resume normal login (it will be not gui but terminal window look
enter user name and pw
then
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
and reboot the system
Problem will be over, Simple but tricky

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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :
#11

Actionparsnip... pl close this thread as dont have that tab option in my window...
thanks
regards
rajinder

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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :
#12

after doing r&D solution was fairly simple... remove the nvidia drivers
boot into root terminal then exit
resume normal login (it will be not gui but terminal window look
enter user name and pw
then
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
and reboot the system
Problem will be over, Simple but tricky

Thanks
Rajinder