display crash

Michael Bach (gmx) bach.michael at gmx.net
Fri Nov 23 11:32:07 UTC 2007

Donn wrote:
>> 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.
> Arthur,
>  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.
I second this!
The above procedure ([sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg]) reproduces
the automatic creation of the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf with autodetected
hardware. Give it a try.


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