11.4 upgrade - Fatal server error, no screens found

Hi,

I have just upgraded from 11.1 to 11.4. When I boot up, I get a command line, but when I do ‘startx’, I get ‘Fatal server error: no screens found’. I have been looking for a solution and tried ‘Xorg -configure’ but this gives:

Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vboxvideo_drv.so: undefined symbol: resVgaShared
Failed to load module "vboxvideo" (loader failed, 7)
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices

My graphics card is an Intel GM965/GL960, if that helps. This is my first upgrade since I started using Linux last year, so I am still a newbie. Thanks so much for any help!

Hmm are you running in a VM???

No, I am not running in a VM.

Well it is trying to load the Virtual Box video drivers. Upgrading from 11.1 to 11.4 is not recommended. Do a new install. You have too much old cruft form the old system and it is confusing to the new.

On 10/27/2010 10:36 AM, Lucyvet wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I have just upgraded from 11.1 to 11.4. When I boot up, I get a command
> line, but when I do ‘startx’, I get ‘Fatal server error: no screens
> found’. I have been looking for a solution and tried ‘Xorg -configure’
> but this gives:
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vboxvideo_drv.so: undefined symbol: resVgaShared
> Failed to load module “vboxvideo” (loader failed, 7)
> Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices
> --------------------
>
>
> My graphics card is an Intel GM965/GL960, if that helps. This is my
> first upgrade since I started using Linux last year, so I am still a
> newbie. Thanks so much for any help!

Version 11.4 is still in an early ALPHA version and the X system is borked. You
should not have upgraded your working system to that version. I hope you have a
backup and can restore your 11.3 system. If not, you can try an “upgrade” to
11.3, otherwise you will have to reinstall it. Your /home (if in a separate
partition) should be OK.

I do a lot of testing of new releases, but I never overwrite my working system.
I have two partitions on my disk. One contains my working / and the other is
used to hold / for the various Milestone releases. Once the new release is
stable enough to use, then I set it to boot automatically.

Thanks, yes I decided to install 11.3, I did back up everything so it’s ok. I didn’t really mean to install 11.4, I was confused about the upgrade process! I’ll know better next time :slight_smile: Thanks!

On 2010-10-27 17:36, Lucyvet wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I have just upgraded from 11.1 to 11.4. When I boot up, I get a command

The 11.4 version is the Alpha version (not even beta), factory in suse parlance. You should ask in
the beta forum, not here.

I would recommend restoring your 11.1 from the full backup that you have, then install factory on a
separate partition, if wanted.

What, you did not do a backup before upgrading to a test version. Tsk, tsk… shame on you >:-)


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)