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For some reason, I never get an X session going. I see a bunch of startup text messages, then it just stops. I checked the Xorg.0.log and it looks like there's some issue with the vesa driver? I tried the 'nomodeset' boot option, that didn't help. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Trying to manually "startx" results in these errors:

vesa: Ignoring device with a bound kernel driver
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Output of lspci | grep -i vga:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) Graphics Controller (rev 07)

I heard this error has something to do with Linux kernel 3.0 and something about a kernel-based video driver?

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Anyone? Bueller? – CaptSaltyJack Apr 18 '12 at 0:40
Interesting...can you get to a terminal(CTL+ALT+F1)? If you can lspci | grep VGA and lspci | grep vid and post the output of whichever looks like it might identify your video card. – RobotHumans Apr 18 '12 at 2:06
Please add the exact error messages from Xorg.0.log to your question. – jippie Apr 20 '12 at 19:28
@jippie Ok, see log errs above. – CaptSaltyJack Apr 24 '12 at 1:19
@aking1012 See edits above – CaptSaltyJack Apr 24 '12 at 1:20

do you see black screen after boot-up ? If yes, then just login use command --> login <user-name> Then it will ask for password, so enter your password.

And then you will see terminal. Now type startx.

And everything works well you will see the GUI.

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also check if Linux is installed properly on pendrive. – Ravi Ranjan Apr 19 '12 at 0:32

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