Installation problem

John Smith netman1 at
Mon Jun 13 14:35:14 UTC 2005

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 15:09:00 +0100
John French <cjf at> wrote:

> I have been enjoying learning about ubuntu, and familiarizing myself
> with it on my old PC. Now we have re-allocated the hardware in the
> family, and I have shiny new system. So I set about installing Hoary.
> All went apparently well, all the usual packages were installed (as far
> as I could tell), until the point at which I expected ubuntu to start.
> At that point my monitor showed a message, "Input signal out of range",
> and nothing further happened. This gave me no opportunity to correct
> anything.
> I have succeeded in using the recovery mode, once I unplugged all the
> USB devices, but have been unable to work out how to configure the
> monitor from the command line. Anything relating to Gnome produces a 
> message, "unable to open display". The monitor is a standard IBM 15" LCD.
> Any helpful advice, please ?
> John French
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Start your system in the fault mode (with in signal out of range message)
Switch  to console 0 with 'ctrl-alt-f1'
become root with 'su -' or 'sudo bash'
reconfigure with 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' (?) or edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
restart your dm '/etc/init.d/gdm restart'
switch to graphical console with 'ctrl-alt-f7'



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