Two ubuntus, one doesn't display

Greg Helton gt at
Wed May 2 02:03:03 UTC 2007

Ctrl+Alt+F1 is what you want.
run `sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg`
That'll let you change the settings. :)

On Tue, 2007-05-01 at 11:16 -0400, alex wrote:
> debiani386 wrote:
> >alex wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>My CRT monitor recently went kapoot so I replaced it with a flat panel 
> >>LCD version. 
> >>
> >>Previously, both UBUNTUs,(6.06 and 6.10) that I have installed displayed 
> >>properly but now with the LCD monitor, the 6.10 version produces a 
> >>notice "out of frequency" on the screen and nothing else. There doesn't 
> >>seem to be any way to bring up a normal display to adjust its settings.  
> >>The monitor adjustment screen also is not accessible. I also have a 
> >>bootable UBUNTU DVD that does display properly and I can access the two 
> >>other UBUNTUs.
> >>
> >>I suspect that the version that shows that notice has screen settings 
> >>set to some frequency that's not acceptable by the LCD monitor.
> >>
> >>However, if I press Ctrl, Alt and F1, the screen does display a command 
> >>request in terminal mode.  I suspect that if I could enter the proper 
> >>commands, I could change the screen settings to something that would be 
> >>acceptable to the monitor.
> >>
> >>Short of simply removing the UBUNTU that doesn't display, what can I do 
> >>to restore it? 
> >>  
> >>    
> >>
> >Tip: Running the Xconfig command in the terminal will allow you to 
> >change the available resolutions.
> >
> >Appearently, your current resolution or refresh rate is set too high for 
> >your LCD.
> >To fix this, you will need to boot to ubuntu, when the screen says "Out 
> >of frequency" press CTRL+ALT+Delete
> >type Xconfig
> >follow the onscreen instructions
> >
> >Correct me if im wrong
> >--cj
> >  
> >
> CTRL+ALT+Delete doesn't seem to be the right command.  I tried CTRL+ALT+F1
> and then Xconfig which wasn't recognized.
> alex
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