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Xorg crashes on startup with "No display" error
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Steps to reproduce:

  1. Make USB stick as per instructions
  2. Boot on Thinkpad X200 with Libreboot
  3. Select "Boot external drives"
  4. (a) Select "Install" option from GRUB
  5. (a) Xorg spams display with crash errors
  6. (b) Select "failsafe"
  7. (b) run "startx"
  8. (b) Xorg crashes with "No display" error

Expected Result:
No Xorg crash, proper GUI

I can attempt to get various logs on request.

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dpg23 created this task.Jan 30 2018, 16:36
dpg23 edited projects, added Restricted Project; removed Restricted Project.Jan 30 2018, 16:41
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ezs777 added a subscriber: ezs777.Jan 30 2018, 17:04

I have run PureOS on a Libreboot X200, and not run into this problem. From the Libreboot GRUB menu, try selecting the "Select GRUB2 configuration from external disk" option instead of, "Boot from USB," and then choose the install option from there; that has always worked for me.

mak closed this task as Resolved.Apr 10 2018, 18:40
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