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pittsburgh
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: failed to start the x server on a new install with live cd Reply with quote

Hello all, this is my first foray into gentoo; I'm familiar with ubuntu and want to really get familiar with linux. Im trying to install from a livecd (downloaded from this mirror: ftp://lug.mtu.edu/gentoo/releases/x86/2007.0/livecd ) my computer is a compac evo n620c specs- http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/compaq-evo.ars .

following this guide - http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&chap=2 - once i get to the gentoo linux 2007.0 screen i end up with the error message in a gray box with blue screen "failed to start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?"

on yes i get these error messages at the bottom of the text:

dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libGLcore.so: undefined symbol:
(EE) Faied to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libGLcore.so: undefined symbol
(EE) Failed to load module :GLcore" (loader failed, 7)
(EE) Failed to load module "ati" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No Drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

if there is any other important information I need to include let me know. Its possible this is a very basic problem that I just don't know how to solve so don't think any response is too elementary.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recommend that you use the minimal CD and either print out the installation handbook or have it available on another computer.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi pittsburgh,
Welcome to Gentoo.
I agree with Shiny-Things,don't use the gui installer,it sucks.
No need for another computer.
With ctrl-alt-F1-6 you have enough consoles to do
the install on one and read the manual online using links
on another.
Good luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I believe if you edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and find the line where it looks for the ati driver and replace it with vesa, you will be able to start up your x.

driver="ati" should be driver="vesa"

I had the same problem two days ago and that fixed it for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

find if xinit is installed with eix xinit
hope you have made xdm default
also check if xf86-input mouse and evdev
xinit should start x
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.
Moved in favour of https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-558042.html
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