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I Want Automatic Xserver Start Back...

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#1 madman6510


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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:21 AM

Some time ago, I disabled the option where the Xserver boots automatically (Ubuntu 7.10). I think it was with this command.
sudo mv /etc/rc2.d/S30gdm /etc/rc2.d/D01gdm

What's the best way to undo that? I have other people using my computer now, and the CLI login is a little too confusing for them.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:30 AM

try this:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

You may get an error asking you about tour video bus. This is a good thing. It means it did rewrite the file. If this happens, then attempt to reload gdm:

then restart and see what happens.

Here, it can get a bit complicated. The next bits are only if you have a problem. IF you end up with a blank screen that you can't do anything on, then ctrl+alt+F1. This will take you to a command line. This time, reconfigure the graphics card at a lower resolution...sstart off maybe 800X600.

Once you have reconfigured, then restart X (you don't have to reboot, just type:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

or alternately, you could choose to:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

Should work then. If not, you'll have to check your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and look for the horizontal and vertical refresh of your monitor. Got to Monitor section and the part your looking for will be labled as:
HorizSync 30-107
VertRefresh 48-120
If this isn't there, or the values afterwards are blank, then you will have to enter those entries and/or values for your specific monitor by hand. This information is generally found in your owners manual or the manufacturers web site.


You could bring up synaptic and reinstall x.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 08:34 PM

Ok, that seems to have worked. Thanks.

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