[ubuntu-za] Xfix, problem with video

David Robert Lewis ethnopunk at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Feb 8 14:22:18 GMT 2009

Okay, not sure if this is the right method, but I've booted normally. Then I've used ctrl-alt-F2 to log on. This gives me a nice blank screen and command prompt for my @desktop. I can see my X11 folder and the files I need to edit. Only problem is sudo doesn't seem to work here. I can only open a blank document same as if you use gedit and call up a .conf file without the sudo and can't save anything. Permision denied, or cannot resolve @desktop. What am I doing wrong? 

From: Tim Johnson <tim at pteq.net>
To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Sunday, 8 February, 2009 15:49:56
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Xfix, problem with video

In Terminal run

sudo gedit

Then use Open to find the file in /etc/X11/

On Sun, 08 Feb 2009 15:39:34 +0200, David Robert Lewis  
<ethnopunk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> I dropped down to shell, but can't seem to find /etc/X11. I've used cd  
> to change into /etc, but X11 is not listed. I can see if from another  
> partition, but not inside the Ubuntu installation. Where is it, am I  
> navigating right, is there another command I should use?
> ________________________________
> From: Hannes Coetzee <scorpking at scorpking.za.org>
> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Sent: Sunday, 8 February, 2009 15:08:08
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Xfix, problem with video
> there might be a backup of your original xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/
> .copy it back to xorg.conf and test it. as far as i know xfix always
> makes a backup.
> David Robert Lewis wrote:
>> Here's the problem - I booted Ubuntu in Recover Mode and did an Xfix,
>> because my computer was slowing down. Original problem of slowing down
>> is fixed (modem issue), but now my video graphics is a fuzzy stripe
>> haze. I have tried dropping down to shell and using dpkg-reconfigure
>> but no luck. All I get is a list of options to do with my keyboard and
>> mouse, nothing about video. What should I do, please help.

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