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Old 03-09-2009, 07:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy [SOLVED] Really annoying problem :(


First of all , I would like to say hi to all since im new here.
I decided to format my computer to linux since i love programming and i am having a really annoying problem when i finish the installation.My screen colors go like crazy.

Check it out:
http://www.imageshack.gr/files/q11usmn25z985njfrcxa.jpg

The linux distribution i want to format to is Ubuntu 8.04

Here are my computer specs:
CPU: Intel Pentium D- Dual Core Processor
RAM: 2GB DDR2 at 800Mhz
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS

Please help me im desperate!

Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english.

NOTICE: I have installed Ubuntu 7 distro with no problem in the past.


Last edited by Sparda; 03-09-2009 at 02:03 PM.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 07:23 AM   #2
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Hit ctrl+alt+F1 to go to console mode.
Type your login and password.
Type "vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf" (without the quotes) in the console.
With the arrows, look for the 'Device' section and tell me what is the driver.
Type ':q!' (without the quotes) to exit vi.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 07:38 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Agrouf View Post
Hit ctrl+alt+F1 to go to console mode.
Type your login and password.
Type "vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf" (without the quotes) in the console.
With the arrows, look for the 'Device' section and tell me what is the driver.
Type ':q!' (without the quotes) to exit vi.
I tried this in Console:

Code:
vi /etc/x11/xorg.conf
Although it didn't work for cause i am running from test mode on a cd.

Anyway Ubuntu now worked without problem , but its the first time they respond without problems like that screen one.

I will install them fully and then post back here any errors or so.

Thanks a lot
 
Old 03-09-2009, 07:48 AM   #4
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in that case you need to mount your partition and do vi /media/mountpoint/etc/x11/xorg.conf
 
Old 03-09-2009, 08:46 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Code:
vi /etc/x11/xorg.conf
Although it didn't work for cause i am running from test mode on a cd.
Or maybe you spelled it wrong ^^
It is cAsE sensitive: X11 is different from x11

Anyway, good luck with your ubuntu experience.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 02:02 PM   #6
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Yeap you were right I spelled it wrong :S .

Anywayz Ubuntu now works fine it was fixed by itself...
 
  


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