[ubuntu-uk] Lost Signal
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Sun Jan 6 12:15:29 GMT 2008
John Taylor wrote:
> Rob Beard wrote:
>> John Taylor wrote:
>>> Tried suggestion twice but it tries to load but to no avail(I say OK to
>>> all suggestion)
>>> Cant boot with "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart" - have to switch off
>>> Any other ideas?.........When it tries to load desktop I hear a sound of
>>> drums in the distance very faint!
>> If you're saying yes to all questions it could be trying to use a
>> resolution that isn't suitable for your monitor (I've seen this on my
>> other half's desktop with a 15" LCD, it tries to use a default of
>> Did you select the right graphics card driver?
>> Maybe using vesa might work?
>> When you get to the video modes used by the X server (it's in the
>> monitor configuration), try scrolling down the list.
>> On my machine it has a asterisk next to 1280x1024, 1152x864, 1024x768,
>> 800x600 and 640x480. Looks a bit like this...
>> [*] 1280x1024
>> [ ] 1280x800
>> [ ] 1280x768
>> [ ] 1200x800
>> [*] 1152x864
>> [ ] 1152x768
>> [*] 1024x768
>> [*] 800x600
>> [*] 640x480
>> It might be worth de-selecting anything higher than 1024x768 (just
>> select the item from the list and press the space bar to select/deselect
>> an item).
>> When it comes to selecting monitor characteristics, try using the Simple
>> selection and selecting the size nearest to your screen size (if it's a
>> TFT monitor you *might* get away with selecting the next size up).
>> After you've reconfigured X, don't forget to restart gdm (or just issue
>> the command startx at the command line prompt to give it a try). If you
>> get any error messages, try and post them if you can.
>> Anyway, hope this helps.
> I get
> Fatal server error
> server is already active for display 0
> If sever is no longer running remove ?temp/.X0 lock
> Theres a lot more - how do I copy this by email to you?
Could you try running the command
Hopefully this should reboot the PC.
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