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Serious problems

Postby Caplitalist Econo on Sat May 24, 2008 2:36 am

Seems nearly impossible for a newbie to:

Change from a too high/large resolution
Reinstall Linux Mint/Ubuntu, while keeping the Microsoft Windows crutch.
Remove Linux Mint/Ubuntu, while keeping the Microsoft Windows crutch.
Good thing I kept good old Microsoft Windows as a crutch, or wouldn't be able to post.

Have no idea how the resolution was changed. It's something that should not be changed in such a way, so easily, without notice. Tried several times to lower the resolution as I could see it was set too high. It never changed back to where I tried to set it, is all I know. Ever since rebooting, have this basically dead system.

I'm dead in the water with a Linux Operating System that will do nothing, no graphical interface at all after; almost booting.

Wondering if I need help, or need to reinstall Microsoft Windows alone.

Yes, my hardware info is not listed. Why?
It's not my hardware, it worked, works fine in countless operating systems including Linux Mint. Only the resolution needs reset to where it was. Doesn't sound like a formidable task does it?

Oh, excuse, a little upset perhaps, after searching for hours for answers to these questions.
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Re: Serious problems

Postby Lantesh on Sat May 24, 2008 4:13 am

Go into terminal. Type this: sudo displayconfig-gtk . Enter your password. A nice GUI will open and you can change your settings.
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Re: Serious problems

Postby Caplitalist Econo on Mon May 26, 2008 3:59 pm

Thank you. Tried that, and got another error message, since it does try to come up in graphic mode, and did not even know it until I booted with another OS.

Tried to save the error message, but with my limited knowledge, that did not work for me.

Thanks again for your suggestion though.
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Re: Serious problems

Postby Caplitalist Econo on Sat May 31, 2008 10:00 pm

Still no other suggestions?

I'm getting even more downhearted :| .
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Re: Serious problems

Postby Lantesh on Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:20 pm

Try booting into recovery mode (second option on Grub menu). This should get you into a basic vesa environment. From here you can make any driver or resolution changes you need. Sorry I can't help you more because I don't know anything about your system. If you give more info more knowledgeable people here like Fred will probably respond.
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Re: Serious problems

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:44 pm

Thank you for your interest in Mint
To help you solve your problem we need to know exactly what Mint you use.
By that I mean version (like Celena or Daryna or numerical if you prefer) and edition (main = Gnome, KDE or some of the Community Editions like xfce or fluxbox or the mini edition)
We also need possible error messages, exactly as they appear
We also need information about your hardware. You can obtain that by running
lspci
in a terminal
If it is something connected to USB you run
lsusb
and similarly for other 'buses' like pcmcia....
To copy from a terminal mark (with the mouse) and right click
Then paste into a code box (it does not use as much space then)
Thank you
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