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Old 12-08-2008, 05:56 AM   #1
gmg81
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Just Installed Xubuntu. Screen shows just strange colours. ?


Hi. New to Xubuntu.
Just installed xubuntu 7.10 from an alternate inst. CD on a Mac Powerbook G4 400 Mhz 128 RAM.
Everything run smooth during installation but when i try to start up the computer now, after the booting black screen, i just seen strange colours because (i suppose) the screen is not well configured.
How do i change this without logging into the OS (because i can't)
Thanks a lot.
 
Old 12-08-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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This is a tough one. I think I would try booting up with a live cd, mounting the hard drive and checking the X log file (/var/log/Xorg.log) for errors. Then you'd have to mount the drive read-write and manually edit the Xorg.conf file. Maybe just starting the entire install process over from scratch would be easier.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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This is a tough one. I think I would try booting up with a live cd, mounting the hard drive and checking the X log file (/var/log/Xorg.log) for errors. Then you'd have to mount the drive read-write and manually edit the Xorg.conf file. Maybe just starting the entire install process over from scratch would be easier.
Ok. I will try, but it will be hard cause now the cd reader is not working...
thanks a lot anyhow.
 
  


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