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Re: improve screen resolution

On 03/11/2010 17:15, Camaleón wrote:
On Wed, 03 Nov 2010 15:26:33 +0200, Johan Scheepers wrote:

On 03/11/2010 14:25, Camaleón wrote:
My bad. In squeeze it is called gdm3:

/etc/init.d/gdm3 stop

And follow the rest of the steps..
** (gdm3 : 2656) : Warning :  Failed to aquire org.name.displaymanager
         "           "             "           could not aquire name :
bailing out.
Then the next command also balks.
Uh? :-?

Well... you have to understand what we are trying to get with that. The
goal is to kill the X server (your X session) in order you can run "Xorg -
configure" command.

If killing gdm3 does not work, you can try by calling "init 1" ("init 1"
is single-user mode with no graphical server) and run the command from

So jump to a tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1), login as root and run:

init 1

Re-type root's password to get into maintenance console and follow the
last steps:

cd /etc/X11/
Xorg -configure

Well the short of it..it ends in  ..  ABORT.

Any suggestions for maybe a new card that is supported by squeeze?

Or a card that is more compatible with linux distros?

Now say I do replace the card.
How will debian handle it and maybe the other distros that I have on external disks without reinstalling.
Suse11.3, Ubuntu 10.10.

If something goes wrong (or you feel in panic :-P), you can always return
back to your "safe place" by:

su - youruser


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