HELP! video card issues?

samakv samakv at
Thu Mar 10 16:21:15 UTC 2005

Thanks Bob Nielsen. Had to go through GRUB option "Recovery Mode" and 
run the command 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86'. I still have to go 
through the manuals that came with my hardward but for now, I'm enjoying 
the eye candy of Gnome.

Sam akv.

Bob Nielsen wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 01:24:49PM +0700, samakv wrote:
>>Hello there.
>>I have an ATI Radeon 9200. My M/B is Asus A7V880, chipset is VIA KT880. 
>>I got Ubuntu Warty installed.
>>I passed all installation steps, the only one that I did not pass was 
>>the part where it should show GDM and a log in. A screen shows up but it 
>>is all messed up. And the systems stops responding. ctrl-alt-delete 
>>doesn't work. Only the mouse moves; responds to motions. Are there 
>>issues with either the video card or mainboard chipset? Got lost in the 
>>directory structure. Where can I see error logs or is it turned off by 
>>default? During the transition from boot messages to GDM, there were no 
>>error messages displayed to screen. Any one seen this before?
> Can you get to a virtual console by typing ctrl-alt-F1?  If so, log in 
> and run 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' and check that you entered 
> the correct information initially.  There is a step in that process 
> where you get to test that X will run.
> The ati driver isn't all that great, but should work.  There is a 
> proprietary driver which is better (install the linux-restricted-modules 
> package which matches your kernel version).

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