three issues

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Wed Feb 6 03:02:46 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 05 February 2008, Constantinos Maltezos wrote:
> After I choose to boot Kubuntu from Grub, I get a black screen.  It remains
> black until X starts.  After, if I go to the first console (ctrl+alt+f1),
> the font is huge and the resolution appears to extend below the bottom of
> the monitor.

Could be worse.  In my case, the resolution and size are normal, but it 
flickers horribly.  It spends about 2/3 of the time in the off state, so I 
have to stare carefully at the insanely flickering screen to try to read the 
glimpses of text.  I had to futz around like that for around an hour once 
when I dist-upgraded from Feisty to Gutsy.  My head still hurts.

Come to think of it, my Ctrl+Alt+Fx keys don't work when X11 is running 

Neither of which helps you in the slightest.  Sorry to throw my own problems 
into your list of issues.  Misery loves company, and all that.

> How the heck to I add a window manager to the login?  I can't find a file
> *anywhere* that has "SessionTypes" in it.

Or "ession" with "kde" and "gnome" in the same file, and a half hour worth of 

Or another 15 minutes of permutations.

Damn, what a stumper.  But I did get my wife to yell at me for taking too long 
away from whatever she asked me to do 45 minutes ago, so I'd better walk 

Good luck!
D. Michael McIntyre 

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