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Old 08-03-2005, 10:24 PM   #1
alejan74
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entering safe mode in linux


upon booting up my computer, it goes through tit sprocess of loading all the services and mounting the drives. When finished it says on the display "can't display this video mode, change computer display to 1280X1024@60HZ. However, i am not able to do so. Any feedback or work around this problem will be great.

PC: IBM ThinkCentre P4 with integrated video


thank you
 
Old 08-04-2005, 02:04 AM   #2
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Please can you tell us which Linux distro you are using. This sounds like an error whilst loading X. The method of reconfiguring the X server varies according to which distro you are using hence the request for which distro. This helps in all cases (can be added to your user profile by the way - see mine to the left).

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Old 08-04-2005, 03:15 PM   #3
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Try ctrl-alt-(keypad plus) or ctrl-alt-(keypad minus). These often cycle through available video modes. Other than that, you can probably use ctrl-alt-f1 to get a console that may be useful in launching your distros X config tool.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 09:08 AM   #4
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Whilst knowing your distro is always useful & the info. should always be provided, in this case knowing which bootloader your distro installed is probably even more useful. Please provide both.

Are you getting anything usable after boot, especially does CroMagnon's ctrl-alt-(keypad plus) / ctrl-alt-(keypad minus) suggestion produce any results?

Can you get to a CLI console -- ctrl-alt-Fn, where n = 1 through 6?

There are 4.5 questions above, please try to answer tham all. (No insult intended, but too many people here don't.)
 
  


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