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after running fine for several weeks, X-Plane 11.02 now refuses to start. I've removed the preferences folder and tried a new install (I know, shouldn't be necessary)

It does not crash, it idles with 0% CPU usage and I have to kill the process via kill -HUP pid

There have been no driver updates. All I did was (to the best of my recollection) play around with the frequency governor settings and rebooted once.

The only indications I have is the line

0:00:00.000 E/PRF: Failed to restore custom screen resolution. Monitor 0 does not appear to support a resolution of 32618x0.

in the Log.txt. No error messages besides that.

and the lines


in Output/preferences/X-Plan Screen Res.prf

this was after trying to load the X-Plane Basics training mission in a brand new install.

My single monitor is HDMI, native 1920x1080.

The last lines in the Log.txt are

0:00:20.739 D/STM: Transitioning from state state_InitialLoading to state_QuickFlightWizard
0:00:20.739 I/WIN: Opened window Primary V11 UI
0:00:21.175 I/MIS: Handling Event: mission_event_load
0:00:21.175 I/MIS: Changing State From: mission_state_unloaded to mission_state_loading
0:00:21.175 I/MIS: Starting mission: X-Plane Basics
0:00:25.024 D/STM: Transitioning from state state_QuickFlightWizard to state_NormalLoading
0:00:25.024 I/ACF: Loading airplane number 0 with Aircraft/Laminar Research/Cessna 172SP/Cessna_172SP.acf
Fetching plugins for /home/harry/X-Plane 11-2/Aircraft/Laminar Research/Cessna 172SP/plugins

Loaded: /home/harry/X-Plane 11-2/Aircraft/Laminar Research/Cessna 172SP/plugins/xlua/64/lin.xpl (com.x-plane

and that's where it hangs indefinitely.

Grateful for any pointers / where to take it from here / how to get more debugging info!
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Hi, can you include the whole log.txt please?
And what's your Linux distribution? Not all distributions are supported by Laminar Research.
commented by (16 points)

Sure, it's Linux Mint 18.2  I actually thought no specific distros at all were supported!

And no crash report, since it didn't actually crash. Would it help to induce one?


commented by (3.5k points)
Well, I have no skill to answer that..

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answered by (16 points)
I figured it out - it was a faulty xorg.conf configuration - I have no idea how that happened. The desktop really doesn't give much of an indication but after a reboot (which one doesn't do all that much running Linux) it was clear that some other, X-11 related things did not work. Somehow the effects were not obvious on the cinnamon desktop.

Lesson: there will be no indication in the log.txt if the x-server is not configured correctly.