[Novalug] graphical issues
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Fri Apr 18 12:04:55 EDT 2008
On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Julia Christianson wrote:
> I don't know if this is a KDE problem, a *buntu problem, or an
> X problem, but I'm having pretty severe graphical issues:
> (1) My xorg.conf file keeps getting overwritten with a very
> minimal 640x480 config, usually after a reboot although it also
> happened once during a session, just after configuring a screen
> saver. And sometimes the xorg.conf file is unchanged over
> reboot but the video mode gets set to something widescreen (my
> monitor is not). And
> (2) I'd like to be able to log out, so that others in the
> household can have their own accounts on the machine, but
> whenever I do, the screen displays something that looks like a
> chunk of ram with a repeating pattern displaying in text mode,
> and keyboard and mouse are nonfunctional, so it requires a hard
> This is Kubuntu gutsy, updates up to date, fairly recent but
> not cutting edge nvidia card, and viewsonic lcd display, but
> I've also experienced symptom (1) with a CentOS install with an
> onboard graphics chip & widescreen display (it might also have
> had (2) but I didn't stay with it long enough to know).
> Any suggestions appreciated.
That sounds like the problems I used to have with Gnome
every time I installed a new release of Fedora, till I learned to
take each machine out from behind the KVM switch, and let it have
the peripherals all to itself for the duration of the install. I
sometimes get them still when I reboot after a session with XP on
the other hard drive, back into Fedora. What works then is to
command "xrandr" then log out and back in. I have no idea what
xrandr is or does, but it might be a quick fix.
Before that was enough, sometimes it helped to command
"metacity --replace" and sometimes also log out and back in.
I have hunted, and I have lived.
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