Help requested - restore video setting 7.10

Mark H. Nichols ubuntu.prole at
Thu Nov 1 13:52:15 UTC 2007

On Nov 1, 2007, at 8:05 AM, Terence Wong wrote:
> I know there should be a way to log on to Ubuntu perhaps in text  
> mode and log on as root and make restore the video format.

I am relatively new to Ubuntu (and Linux for that matter) myself.  So  
I'm sure someone else will chime in, but, Ctrl-Alt-Backspace will  
restart your X windows.  I've had luck with that when I borked  
something and got a blank screen for my efforts.

As for getting to a command prompt, Crtl-Atl-F1 or F2, or F3, et  
cetera, through F6 will get you command line prompt.  Ctrl-Alt-F7  
will return you to your GUI.

Hope this helps,

Release 7.10, Kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
Dual 3.4 GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU
2.2 GB RAM, ATI Radeon X300 Graphics

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