Dead xorg.conf

Rashkae ubuntu at
Fri Feb 19 14:45:01 UTC 2010

Alex Smith wrote:
> I've got a netbook with a screwed up xorg, it boots ok up to the  
> loving screen and then I get a garbled screen.  There's no option  
> before or after grub so I can't thrown in a -s.
> Thanks
> -Alex

When you see the message about Grub starting (as soon as your bios hands 
off the boot process to the Hard drive), press ESC key, that should pull 
up the grub menu.

One of the items in the menu should be a recovery mode.  If you, for 
some reason, do not have a recovery mode, press the 'e' key to edit an 
entry, move the cursor to the end of the kernel options, delete the 
'quiet' and 'splash' options, then append 'single.'

When recent versions of Ubuntu (you didn't specify which you are using) 
start in recovery mode, there should be a menu option to fix xorg problems.

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