[xubuntu-users] CD Booting turns off monitor

Radomir Dopieralski xubuntu at sheep.art.pl
Wed Jan 31 19:55:14 UTC 2007

Dnia Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 02:42:58PM -0500, napisale(a)s: 
> ..."doing 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure xorg-server' and specifying the correct  
> values for horizontal and vertical refresh should fix your problem."
> I did try that, however how do I restart X? As root I typed "startx" after  
> doing the reconfigure, but it complained that the xserver was still  
> running. I ogirinally got to the prompt with CTRL-ALT-F1, as  
> CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE did not do anything. Is there another keystroke I  
> should be aware of to properly stop the xserver? Or can I add something to  
> the CD boot to start in a lower (shell only) runlevel? I am doing this all  
>  from live CD...

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

If you're using livecd, then you don't use the proprietary "nvidia"
driver, but an open-source "nv" driver instead -- it doesn't have the
problem I described, so it's most likely the resolution.

By the way, the live cd used to have an option on boot, something like
"boot into safe graphics mode". Maybe you should try that?
> Thanks for your help. It sort of sucks as I was looking forward to giving  
> xubuntu a try... unfortunately, usually when a distro doesn't work at this  
> point, most people will just go to something else, as there are a lot of  
> other choices out there. I'm hanging in a bit longer... :-)

I hope you won't regret that in the end!

Radomir `The Sheep' Dopieralski
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