Two questions regarding new Ubuntu 8.10 install

John Hubbard ender8282 at
Sat Jan 31 06:16:35 UTC 2009

Bob St John wrote:
> Folks,
> I've got 2 questions regarding my new Ubuntu install:
> 1. The video is SiS 760 which apparently is not supported. The display
> gets really messed up once in while. I had exactly the same problem with
> a Fedora install. This is a known problem with Fedora, and the
> resolution is to set the display drivers to "vesa". This worked in
> Fedora, and I suspect it would work with Ubuntu. But I don't know how to
> change the video drivers in Ubuntu. Is it possible to change the video
> driver in Ubuntu 8.10 to "vesa"? How can I do that?
The only way that I know is to edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. There 
is a section in there for video driver and you can set it to vesa. I am 
not sure how to do this with a gui.
> 2. From my Fedora environment, I exported my Evolution settings, etc.,
> for use with Evolution in Ubuntu. Evolution in Ubuntu seemed to
> successfully import the settings, but now whenever I start Evolution in
> Ubuntu I get a very quickly disappearing text box that I can't read. Can
> someone explain what is happening and how I can fix it?
I am not sure what is happening but if you launch evolution from the 
terminal all error messages should end up in the terminal and you will 
have a better idea what the problem is.
> Thanks . . .
> Bob St. John


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        255, that is the answer.

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