On 5/12/07, Tim Johnson <
I just installed etch, and x doesn't start, the monitor says video mode
You might should've tried Ctrl-Alt-PgUp to cycle through the available modes.
Or you could've tried Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill X.
Or you could've tried Ctrl-Alt-F2 to get to a text-based virtual terminal on VT2.
I chose to power off the computer at this point.
I presume the method to correct this will to restart in text mode, and
edit xorg.conf for the proper video mode for the monitor.
1)Will choosing "recovery mode" from the boot menu give me this ability?
I'm unsure. I don't know that I've ever tried that option.
2)I'm concerned that because I had to power off the computer, that there
may have been some corruption to the system.
Is my concern valid?
Somewhat, but probably not terribly much so, especially if you've installed on a journaling filesystem like ext3.