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?

  • Anyone? Bueller? Apr 18, 2012 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. Apr 18, 2012 at 2:06
  • Please add the exact error messages from Xorg.0.log to your question.
    – jippie
    Apr 20, 2012 at 19:28
  • @jippie Ok, see log errs above. Apr 24, 2012 at 1:19
  • @aking1012 See edits above Apr 24, 2012 at 1:20

1 Answer 1


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.

  • also check if Linux is installed properly on pendrive. Apr 19, 2012 at 0:32

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