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Old 03-19-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
JWallabea
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monitor stuck in low res


My monitor is stuck with low resolution (800x600) and the the kind of monitor is listed as 'unknown.'

The resolution was fine until I did

modprobe -r usbhid

(in the terminal after sudo, I think).

( I was following a http://askubuntu.com/questions/17253...work-in-ubuntu and trying to get my mouse working again. )

How can I reload what I deleted ?
 
Old 03-19-2013, 05:43 AM   #3
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The resolution was fine until I did
modprobe -r usbhid
How can I reload what I deleted ?
Simply run in the terminal: sudo modprobe usbhid and the module should be reloaded again.
You can reboot after running the above command if simply loading the module does not help.
 
Old 03-20-2013, 01:27 AM   #4
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Simply run in the terminal: sudo modprobe usbhid and the module should be reloaded again.
You can reboot after running the above command if simply loading the module does not help.
1) thanks for that suggestion Tommcd. I did what you said - twice. However, no sign of any loading of a module was visible, just my usual prompt was returned and upon rebooting I still was stuck on low res with my specific monitor unrecognised. Any more suggestions?

2) A strange thing happened when I tried to boot from an Alternate CD (thinking I could run a repair process)... even though in the BIOS I set all three boot options on "load from CDROM" my Alternate CD was ignored and the system booted from hard drive. I was expecting it to do nothing if it couldn't boot from CDROM (actually it was a DVD in the CD/DVD drive, but that wouldn't matter would it?)

3) my mouses still don't work, but it's not that the USB ports don't work at all, since they all recognise my flash drive.
 
Old 03-20-2013, 04:16 AM   #5
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I did what you said - twice. However, no sign of any loading of a module was visible, just my usual prompt was returned and upon rebooting I still was stuck on low res with my specific monitor unrecognised. Any more suggestions?
Simply rebooting the system should reload any modules that you had unloaded with modprobe.
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2) A strange thing happened when I tried to boot from an Alternate CD (thinking I could run a repair process)... even though in the BIOS I set all three boot options on "load from CDROM" my Alternate CD was ignored and the system booted from hard drive. I was expecting it to do nothing if it couldn't boot from CDROM (actually it was a DVD in the CD/DVD drive, but that wouldn't matter would it?)
Make sure that the alternate CD was burned correctly as an isoimage and not simply copied as a file to the DVD. Perhaps try booting from the alternate CD on another computer. If a second computer also ignores the alternate CD I would think that the CD (or DVD in this case) was faulty.
 
  


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