Screen Wierdness

Bill Vance kbun at
Tue Nov 22 14:25:30 UTC 2011

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 08:55:12AM -0600, uteck wrote:
>Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 08:55:12 -0600
>From: uteck <theuteck at>
>Subject: Re: Screen Wierdness
>Are you using a xorg.conf, or just letting the system auto detect
>settings?  The xorg.conf might have gotten corrupted.
>I have seen something similar when the video cable was only partially in
>place so the system would only display at 600x800, so make sure it did not
>get knocked loose.
>On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Bill Vance <kbun at>wrote:
>> I'm running 10.04, and something strange just happened.  My tape
>> drive latched up, and though it seems ok now, when I tried to
>> re-boot out of it, the shutdown process latched up too.  So I
>> punched the soft re-boot button, and the usual screen resolutions
>> are gone, and replaced by some not so great ones.  Also the tool
>> bar across the bottom now only goes half way across.
>> This has happend a few times before, but usually everything comes
>> back after re-booting once more.  Not so this time.
>> Anyone seen a fix for this, or have a clue as to what's going on?
>> Bill

I'm not sure about the xorg.conf, as far as I know all I've
played with is the system settings menu.  That doesn't seem to
be acting quite the same, either.


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