[ALUG] [Fwd: Re: Display error when switching to console from X]

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Thu Nov 27 12:04:25 GMT 2008


On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 12:01:41PM +0000, Stevey.eu wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 11:03:46AM +0000, Stevey.eu wrote:
>  > > Chris G wrote:
>  >> >> I'm running xubuntu 8.10 (though I suspect the problem is common to
>  >> >> all 8.10 ubuntu versions).
>  >> >>  I can run X fairly reliably though I do have some issues when 
> logging
>  >> >> in and out presumably due to switching resolutions.
>  >> >>  However switching to a console using CTRL/ALT/F1 (or any of the
>  >> >> others) doesn't work.  I just get an error message from my monitor
>  >> >> saying the resolution is invalid.  My monitor is a Dell 2001FP 
> capable
>  >> >> of up to 1600x1200 so I suspect that the CTRL/ALT/F1 is switching 
> to a
>  >> >> totally impossible resolution.
>  >> >>  How can I fix this problem?  Is there any way to specify the 
> mode and
>  >> >> resolution to use for the text mode consoles?
>  >> >>
>  > > Chris,
>  > >
>  > > Ever considered trying www.google.com it is a marvelous invention.
>  > >
> Strangely enough I am familiar with Google, I'd recommend using
> www.google.co.uk personally, it does offer advantages for UK users
> sometimes (although not in this case of course).
> 
> I have spent quite a lot of time searching around using Google on this
> issue and have follwed a few leads but I don't have a solution yet.
> Asking on alug was just another approach.
> 
How did that get here?  :-)

I thought I'd sent it as a personal reply as the mail to me was sent
that way.  Lucky I didn't say anything too rude!  :-)

-- 
Chris Green




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