X cannot display after monitor input error

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lindsey
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X cannot display after monitor input error

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Ever since I got this ominous error (depicted in image), I have lost access to my gui environment and my operating system entirely. It has bricked my computer.

At first I thought it was a result of playing around with grub.cfg (uncommenting the line relating to resolution) but I've since reinstalled another OS (Deb Wheezy), and the black screen persists. Grub displays, and after pressing enter, instead of entering GUI desktop login manager I get a black screen. I cannot enter recovery desktop either. This problem is not specific to Mint, but the error first arose from a Mint installation.

Please help me through these hard times. :(
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Re: X cannot display after monitor input error

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Resolution is too high. Boot using liveCD and paste the next poem as /etc/X11/xorg.conf

#1024x768 resolution with 60 refresh rate

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
# Virtual 1024 768
Modes "1024x768@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

1. Mount your root partition.

2. Run gksudo nautilus and paste (make) a xorg.conf file

3. Reboot

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Re: X cannot display after monitor input error

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Um... /etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't exist - I'm in Debian - what is the equivalent configuration file for Debian?

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Re: X cannot display after monitor input error

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lindsey wrote:Um... /etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't exist - I'm in Debian - what is the equivalent configuration file for Debian?
It is .... /etc/X11/xorg.conf .. :lol:

You have to make it first .. :wink:

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