screen trashed, Help

Fred Schuelzky phredsky at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 17 02:10:32 GMT 2008


Andrew Jarrett wrote:
> On Jan 16, 2008 8:29 PM, Fred Schuelzky <phredsky at earthlink.net> wrote:
>   
>> Andrew Jarrett wrote:
>>     
>>> On Jan 16, 2008 7:49 PM, Fred Schuelzky <phredsky at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> I just installed Gutsy on my new new computer, everything was fine until
>>>> I booted up today, the desktop  graphics are unreadable.  I'm a noobie
>>>> and don't know what to do .
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Fred
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> How so?  Is the problem resolution, fonts, etc.?
>>>
>>> Andrew
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>  Hi Andrew
>> I think the problem is resolution.  The login screen looks like a lot of
>> little screens.  I had to pull the plug.
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>> Fred
>>     
>
> What brand video card do you have?  Were you using the restricted
> drivers (the ones provided from the nvidia or ati)?
>
> Try using your install CD for Kubuntu.  Boot off of the CD and if the
> graphics work (doesn't have to be perfect), then copy the file
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf (generated by the live CD) to the etc/X11 directory
> on your Kubuntu installation.  Restart and if you copied it correctly
> you should have a working display.  After this you can play with video
> card drivers, resolution, etc.  I'm not exactly sure of the origin of
> your problem, but this should put you back on track.
>
> Andrew
>
>   
Thanks Andrew

First my graphics adapter is a nvidia Ge Force 6100 n Force 405.  I 
believe i did use the restricted drivers.  This afternoon I was playing 
with themes and changed my display to a different resolution, I think it 
was 1280 x 768 trying to make the screen easier to read.  I also d/l 
thunderbird and tried to add the Lightening add-on it wouldn't  work.  I 
finally gave up on that one.
Any way Ill try to boot up the live cd and see what happens.

Thank you
Fred




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