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No desktop, xorg doesn't load correctly at boot

Posted by dustynus 
No desktop, xorg doesn't load correctly at boot
October 24, 2008 08:09AM
So after finally getting my triple boot setup to work manually putting lilo in place, I've run into a problem:
I load linux and when it's starts x, all I get is a black screen with the X cursor, which I can move around with my trackpad.

In order to get on the desktop, I do this:
back into command alt ctrl F1, then after logging in and as su:
killall Xorg
rm /tmp/.X0-lock
exit (out of su)
startx

and E loads up perfectly!

How do I get this so I don't have to keep backing out and doing that ? Any ideas ?

Thanks
Re: No desktop, xorg doesn't load correctly at boot
October 24, 2008 07:44PM
I have the same problem on 2 different installations.
1 on a 64bit desktop, single boot as I have a swappable drive bay.
2 short 64bit thinkpad.
It happened to me as I upgraded to 1.9.10 to both systems after reboot.
I did an update about 2 boots later and the desktop entrenced but the laptop did not.
I use Ctrl-Alt-Backspace or enter 3 for the 3rd runlevel at the boot prompt, then log in as user, then startx. I as well looking for a fix.
Re: No desktop, xorg doesn't load correctly at boot
October 28, 2008 04:36PM
I seem to have the same issue as well, I have to Ctrl-Alt-Backspace and then startx.

I recall a message on install that said it may happen but have no clue how to fix it, you had to UNcheck something to avoid the issue.

I see nothing in xorg.conf as well.

Any help would be awesome!
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