display crash

Donn donn.ingle at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 05:14:29 UTC 2007

> am able to log on legibly in fail safe mode in konsole.  Can anyone give
> me instructions on how to either fix my monitor display or copy the
> files that I need onto a USB memory stick?  Many Thanks.
 I'm sure someone with ATI experience will chime-in, but you can try this.
When you boot, wait a while and then try switching to a text login by pressing 
ctrl+Alt+F1  (or F2, F3. F7 = gui)
You should be able to login and fiddle about. 

The display is controlled in /etc/X11 under xorg.conf, but that's a hard pill 
to swallow. You can try: [sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg] which (in times 
before Gutsy when I used it last) would bring up a wizard of sorts to help 
you edit that file. You can try set it to a generic (non ATI) driver just to 
get the ball rolling.


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