9.04 Display Problem

John Graddy jwgraddy at valornet.com
Sat Apr 25 23:45:25 UTC 2009


On Sat, 2009-04-25 at 14:04 +0530, Jaspreet Singh wrote:
> try changing the monitor, i guess that your monitor might be out of
> date to be recognised by the ubuntu display...
> 
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 7:49 AM, John Graddy <jwgraddy at valornet.com>
> wrote:
>         After several major releases of Ubuntu, one finally doesn't
>         work on my
>         system.  I have become so spoiled by all of the past success
>         of Ubuntu
>         installations that I have neglected to learn much about the
>         actual
>         operating system and am therefore not knowledgeable enough to
>         get over
>         this hump by myself.
>         
>         When I boot the live CD, I get a blank screen.  If I select
>         basic
>         graphics at boot time, I get a 600x800 display. When I attempt
>         to change
>         the display settings (system administration-> display), I get
>         an
>         "unrecognized monitor" message.  When I attempt to gedit the x
>         configuration file (to see if there is anything obvious wrong)
>         I get the
>         following"
>         " GTK Warning : cannot open display"
>         
>         I've googled these messgaes and get a lot of hits, but, none
>         of them has
>         been very helpful.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I
>         have a
>         second (more modern) system that works fine with the same live
>         CD.
>         
>         Thanks,
>         John
>         
>         
>         
>         
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> Jassi 
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My monitor has worked thru the last 3-4 major releases of Ubuntu.  I
don't understand why it is suddenly not recognized

John





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