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Re: System doesn't start X on first boot

On 1/5/12, Alberto Luaces <aluaces@udc.es> wrote:
> George writes:
>> When I boot my computer, most of the time I get a command line without
>> X starting. I have to "sudo reboot", wait for the system to reboot and
>> then I get the correct X environment (I'm using awesome window manager
>> but I also have kde installed).
>> Any suggestions to troubleshoot this?
> Some time ago, the nvidia driver had a timing issue with the X server,
> so it randomly didn't start because the driver wasn't initialized at the
> time X did.
> In order to check this is the case, even you're not on nvidia hardware,
> don't reboot, but just restart your desktop manager:
> sudo service {kdm|gdm|xdm|...} restart

Thanks, this allowed me to proceed to kdm without rebooting. I can
also confirm that I'm using the nvidia driver. So, is there a way to
rectify this situation so I don't have to do an explicit restart of
the service?

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