Re: Silly mistake in X config renders screen useless
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- Subject: Re: Silly mistake in X config renders screen useless
- From: Gabriel Parrondo <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 05:58:47 -0300
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El lun, 30-06-2008 a las 15:37 -0500, Bryan Bishop escribió:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Nyizsnyik Ferenc <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, 30 Jun 2008 14:15:18 -0500
> > "Bryan Bishop" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Hey all,
> > >
> > > I was playing around with a dual monitor setup last night and found
> > > myself editing the X configuration in an attempt to have both the
> > > laptop's LCD and the CRT functioning at the same time from the ATI
> > > card in the Gateway M675. Somehow I made a mistake. I know there's a
> > > backup configuration file (an xorg conf program said so) in
> > > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20080629 or something. The laptop will boot up, all
> > > the way to the startx initiliazation, and then hang, and then the fans
> > > start screaming like crazy and I can't CTRL+ALT+DEL or (CTRL)+ALT+Fx.
> > > So that's not good. I was trying to CTRL+C and CTRL+X out ouf the
> > > bootup script level when it got to the point when it was just about to
> > > do startx, but this didn't stop gdm from running.
> > At the grub screen, press 'e' and then again after selecting the kernel
> > line. Append 'single' to the parameter list and press Enter then 'b' to
> > boot your system. You should get a line asking for your root password,
> > then a shell prompt. Now you may do whatever you would like to.
> That worked well. Now I'm finding that the old configuration isn't
> working either. It's telling me that "ati" is not a valid driver. I've
> ran apt-get install xorg-xserver-ati-video successfully, but this
> hasn't solved the problem. X is telling me that there are no screens.
> How did debian originally configure my screen? Running
> dpkg-reconfigure -plow xserver-xorg doesn't even ask me questions
> about the screen, and the xorg.conf that it generates sends the fans
> into the "screamo mode" and the machine into lockdown. Any more hints?
Did you install the fglrx driver when following the tutorial? It usually
renders the free driver useless.
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