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Old 03-13-2011, 06:36 PM   #31
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Wonderful that's worked !!!! I'm up and running in GUI. I'm also now seeing "Laptop" in the Monitor Preference box
But I had to use the one time boot option so the next question is how do I edit the file ?
(When I first tried sudo vi /boot/grub/grub.cfg it came up with a file which said DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE....but there was no Kernel line to edit anyway !)
 
Old 03-13-2011, 06:50 PM   #32
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Glad it worked.
However, you need to do this every time you boot.
I don't know grub 2 enough, in order to know which file you need to edit, to make it permanent.
(I'm a LILO man :-))
I would suggest to open a new thread in the ubuntu forum here at LQ,
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/ubuntu-63/
and ask how to add a kernel parameter to the grub 2 menu.

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Old 03-13-2011, 06:58 PM   #33
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Ok I will do that tomorrow.
In the meantime I would like to thank you very for all your help. I would never have been able to solve this myself.

PS. One final question -- Where did you find the required information about my video card ? - that was the key bit to solving the problem !!

Best regards
Roger
 
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Perhaps this can help
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1366354
post #2

However, before making changes, backup the file.
Code:
sudo cp /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.backup
then
Code:
sudo vi /etc/default/grub
and make the changes as said in the link.

Kind regards
 
Old 03-13-2011, 07:05 PM   #35
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PS. One final question -- Where did you find the required information about my video card ? - that was the key bit to solving the problem !!
Google is your friend ;-)
http://www.google.be/search?q=ubuntu...ient=firefox-a

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