Saturday, October 11, 2008

The GUI doesn't load, shows a crappy binary screen with hell lot of cursors !

The GUI doesn't load, shows a crappy binary screen with hell lot of cursors !

Solution: 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg'

Now, this was the problem I was facing since the last 5 days, and had to resort to the use of
Windows to read the lecture slides coz the tests are on.
Research: I logged in via the recovery mode (as root) and tried the 'startx', 'x', and other X server
commands, but in vain.... everytime the shitty screen came up instead of the cool blue login screen.
I used to log out of the X server mode using 'CTRL+ALT+ BACK SPACE', and the following log
used to be displayed in the root terminal:
X window System Version 1.3.0
Reles Date: 19 April 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Realease 1.3
Build Operating System: Linux Ubuntu(xorg-server 2:
Current operating system: Linux sa...... 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12
07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686
using file: /etc/X11/Xorg.conf
(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
xinit": connection to X server lost.
waiting for X server to shut down FreeFontPath: FPE
refcount is 2, should be 1, fixing.
Now, I checked the mentioned Xorg.conf file, and everything seemed pretty perfect! After 5 days of
messing around here and there, I finally found the solution (though I still don't know the reason why
the hell it occured). I again viewed the Xorg.conf file in less and found some comments how to
reconfigure it. The xorg.conf file looks like this:
# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration
tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package
upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be
automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Section "Files"
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"

And I tried reconfigure it, and VOILA ! i am writing this using Open-office doc !(obviously in my GUI).

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