[ubuntu-uk] Lost Signal

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Fri Jan 4 14:25:39 GMT 2008


John Taylor wrote:
> This being sent from SM within Vista - have lost contact with Ubuntu
> Was trying  to adjust screen size on monitor  through  "Screen and Video 
> card" when I got a warning message that something  had broken (not 
> completed) when I rebooted a little later blank screen with signal out 
> of range which usually a couple of wiggles with the mouse  cured  but 
> not this time

I would boot up Ubuntu and when the blank screen appears hit Ctrl-Alt-F1
and get into a virtual console. Log in there and do:

	sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

and answer the questions. Mostly the defaults will work.

Then reboot or restart X using:

	sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

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