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Old 12-04-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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problems with Ubuntu 8.04 display


I am having a problem with Ubuntu 8.04... I am unable to boot in to Gnome, I just get a black screen. If I boot into KDE the desktop loads fine. If I load my wifes profile I can boot into Gnome. I think I screwed something up with resolution/display settings.

Can I copy the resolution display settings from my wifes Gnome profile to my profile?
 
Old 12-04-2008, 06:43 PM   #2
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If you are able to login to a graphical session (of any sort), you have already booted -- you're not "booting" into Gnome/KDE.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
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I am having a problem with Ubuntu 8.04... I am unable to boot in to Gnome, I just get a black screen. If I boot into KDE the desktop loads fine. If I load my wifes profile I can boot into Gnome. I think I screwed something up with resolution/display settings.

Can I copy the resolution display settings from my wifes Gnome profile to my profile?
The "cleanest" way to fix this is to move the whole .gnome2 directory to say .gnome2-sav, by getting a command prompt login (CTRL-ALT-F1)before you login to the gnome desktop, and then type the command

mv .gnome2 .gnome2-sav

in your home directory at the command prompt. This will "remove" all gnome desktop settings.

Logout and then log back in to the gnome desktop (CTRL-ALT-F7) and gnome will be set up to the default.

If you find that everything stuffs up, you can always reverse the above procedure.

Another method is to create a new user and use that to login and move all your stuff (docos etc) to that new user (too much like hard work)

Last edited by ArfaSmif; 12-04-2008 at 07:03 PM. Reason: typo fix
 
Old 12-05-2008, 02:24 PM   #4
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The "cleanest" way to fix this is to move the whole .gnome2 directory to say .gnome2-sav, by getting a command prompt login (CTRL-ALT-F1)before you login to the gnome desktop, and then type the command

mv .gnome2 .gnome2-sav

in your home directory at the command prompt. This will "remove" all gnome desktop settings.

Logout and then log back in to the gnome desktop (CTRL-ALT-F7) and gnome will be set up to the default.

If you find that everything stuffs up, you can always reverse the above procedure.

Another method is to create a new user and use that to login and move all your stuff (docos etc) to that new user (too much like hard work)
ArfaSmif, Thanks this worked perfectly. I really appreciate your help.

tmbigrigg
 
Old 12-05-2008, 10:32 PM   #5
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That's good to hear. You can now remove the saved .gnome2-sav directory if you wish by using the following command :-

$ rm -rf .gnome2-sav
 
  


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