Testing report: Did the 14.04 upgrade . . . how do I fix it?
israeldahl at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 01:01:19 UTC 2014
Glad you found the right xorg.conf... it is kinda like finding buried
treasure or winning a marathon when you finally get something major
hacked into working order :)
On 08/30/2014 07:58 PM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
> After some time spent fiddling around trying to do it the hard way, I
> decided to take your suggestion and just "borrow" the xorg.conf file
> from be.linux . . . and seem to have "gotten lucky" on my first choice
> . . . so 14.04 is working better on the iBook.
> Only pointers . .. the "sudo mv ~/Downloads/filename" gambit did not
> work . . . found a thread online on the wget material . . . using
> first the "sudo wget" line followed by "sudo mv ibook7.txt
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf" . . . and then full tilt boogie "sudo reboot" . .
> . got the lightdm login window working. Doing the TTY "sudo lightdm
> restart" got me into a "twilight zone" of weirdness . . . the reboot
> brought seemingly most of the GUI back. Now I could read all of the
> "14.04 has experienced a problem" error windows that have been opening
> every time I've logged in in the last week, etc.
> Haven't tested "suspend" yet . . . that will be the deal maker or
> breaker for staying with 14.04 or falling back to 12.04 . . . .
> Thanks for the helpful suggestions . . . "easy is good."
> F/ e.e.p.
> On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:53 PM, Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com
> <mailto:israeldahl at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi Fritz,
> Just find the one that is closest and try it out. You can try it
> without rebooting. If that one works, YAY!!
> If it doesn't try another one that is close.
> You can always duckduckgo for any other leads on your specific model.
> I simple copied the downloaded i.e.
> sudo mv ~/Downloads/*filename*.txt /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> where *filename* is the actual name of the file you download
> Then go to your TTY and restart lightdm
> sudo lightdm restart
> or you can stop it and then start it (what I typed in the first
> Look to see if any of those files have the same resolution, or
> look for a model that has the same graphics card.
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