Two questions regarding new Ubuntu 8.10 install

Raquel raquel at
Sat Jan 31 16:05:28 UTC 2009

On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 23:16:35 -0700
John Hubbard <ender8282 at> wrote:

> 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.

I don't think it's usually a good idea to edit xorg.conf directly.
Read the man page for dpkg-reconfigure then run it against your xorg

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