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Old 10-12-2012, 03:49 PM
Wes James
 
Default installing ati/amd graphics driver blacks out screen on 27 inch imac xubuntu

There is a gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode. *Is there something I can put after gfxmode. *I changed it to 2048x1024, but still black screen.
Thanks,
Wes
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:53 PM
Liam Proven
 
Default installing ati/amd graphics driver blacks out screen on 27 inch imac xubuntu

On 12 October 2012 16:49, Wes James <comptekki@gmail.com> wrote:
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> There is a gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode. Is there something I can put after
> gfxmode. I changed it to 2048x1024, but still black screen.

Start by removing the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf and see if it works.

(By "removing" I mean the standard safe practise: rename it to
something else, perhaps even move it somewhere else, in case you need
to put it back again later.)

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Old 10-12-2012, 04:20 PM
Wes James
 
Default installing ati/amd graphics driver blacks out screen on 27 inch imac xubuntu

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Liam Proven <lproven@gmail.com> wrote:

On 12 October 2012 16:49, Wes James <comptekki@gmail.com> wrote:

>

> There is a gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode. *Is there something I can put after

> gfxmode. *I changed it to 2048x1024, but still black screen.



Start by removing the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf and see if it works.



(By "removing" I mean the standard safe practise: rename it to

something else, perhaps even move it somewhere else, in case you need

to put it back again later.)

Just an FYI, but I had to do:
mount -o remount,rw /

since in 12.04 when you go in to recovery mode and select go to root it is read only. *I mv'd the conf file to /root and rebooted and that worked. *Thanks!
I tried to use ctrl-alt-f1 to get a console to log in to, but that didn't work. *I tried all the ctrl-alt-f1 f2 f3, none worked.

How do you get a console when X11 is running?
wes*
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