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Failed to start the X Server

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I know similar questions have been asked but I could find an answer to my exact question. Especially in anything like laymans terms. So when I try to start my iMac G4 running linux it starts, runs lines of code, flashes black then back to code several times then "Failed to start the X server.... output to diagnose the problem..." When I click yes here is what I get: "Caught signal 11. Sever aborting. In the mean time codes like the following appear on the side of the screen : [ 477.501334] eth1: switching to forced 10bt [ 497.901209] eth1: switching to forced 100bt and so (HowTos)