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Old 11-15-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
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black screen after starting gnome


I just loaded the Debian distribution of Linux and I think I set the screen resolution incorrectly so I just see a black screen after GNOME starts. How do I break out of the startup and get to a command prompt so I can change the resolution to a different one. Or is there an easier way to change the resolution ? Second if I do get to a command prompt how do it change the resolution.

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Greg
 
Old 11-15-2005, 01:09 PM   #2
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ctrl+alt+bcksp will kill X
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:19 PM   #3
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that did not seem to work. Any other ideas on how to correct the display resolution issue?
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:27 PM   #4
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what do you mean it didn't work? did it kill X? then what you can do is edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 if you have xfree or /etc/X11/xorg.conf if you have Xorg
 
  


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