Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Xubuntu won't work on my Dell

Michael Zoet Michael.Zoet at michaelzoet.de
Fri Dec 12 17:40:02 UTC 2008

Michael schrieb:
> Peter Shepherd wrote:
> ...
> Once you have Mepis running, copy the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to a USB
> stick or floppy if your computer has one.   After loading K/Ubuntu, get
> to the shell by hitting ALT-CNTRL-BACKSPACE.
Please press Alt+CNTRL+F1 instead! You might not get a shell if you

Then login.
Before you copy any files you should stop the X-Server with

sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop

>   Copy your file to the same
> directory, /etc/X11/xorg.conf  ( you need to be root to do this, or in
> the Ubuntu flavors, use sudo)
sudo cp /<WHERE_YOU_SAVE_YOUR_FILE>/xorg.con /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> Then, restart X.  I forget the command to do this . . . anyone?
Then restart your X-Server with ;-)

sudo /etc/init.d/kdm start

( in the good old days way back before KDM oder GDM you could start the
X-Server with "startx" :-). )


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