[Wolves] where do i start??

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Fri Jul 21 13:26:08 BST 2006

On Fri, Jul 21, 2006 at 12:46:23PM +0100, David Morley wrote:
> >I changed it from vga to a low resolution and colours and the install went
> >fine, but when i start the machine without the cd the same happens. Can i
> >edit anything to put ut back to a low res??
> >
> Boot into safemode by pressing esc on the grub screen and selecting it
> then do sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the line in `Section
> "device" ` from what ever the driver is listed at to `vesa`

Safe/recovery mode on an installed ubuntu system will drop you to runlevel
1, which means you're logged in as root. So the sudo could be omitted in
this example. Otherwise good advice.

It could be your monitor doesn't like the resolution/scanrate that it's
being driven at, so doing the above might actually not fix it. You might
need to look at the "Screen" section of the xorg.conf near the bottom and
see what resolutions it has specified. If they are higher than the ones your
screen will do then you could remove the duff ones.


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