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Suddenly my machine not working under run level 5 and it seems to be problem with xserver and it is saying that "in last 90 seconds xserver restarted 6 times and unable to start" and then just giving blank screen.So i changed the run level to 3 and using startx command i am managing to work now.can any one help me on this.......?

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migrated from Jun 8 '10 at 8:39

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Try backing up and removing /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

Then restart X.

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If the problem is with xorg.conf, then please follow this steps as:

Xorg -configure

mv ~/ ~/xorg.conf

Xinit or init 5

And If the problem is with the Xserver itself, then you need to parse the log file to find out the cause.

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