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Old 07-11-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
wizlanta
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Ubuntu User - Video Mode not Supported


Hello Ubuntu 11.04 users ...

I just upgraded from a small 10" lcd to a larger 19" LCD ... (for the kids) ...

I may have been logged in as my son when I made the change ...

Now when my son logs into ubuntu - a back screen appears with the message - "Video mode not supported" ... and I need to cold boot.

Logging in after restart - all is normal for the other users ...
They can change the screen resolution from the gui as normal - and hit the escape key to back out of non supported video modes.

But when my switching to my son's user account - the "video mode not supported" error appears - and the escape key does not allow backing out.

I guess any hints on how to edit his profile while logged in as an admininstrator would be helpful.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-22-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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I've always just messed with /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but newer distributions, specifically Ubuntu, don't really use that any more. It might be easier to just go into his user profile as root (/home/username), grab his files and put them somewhere else, delete the user account and create a new one, then put the files back, and fix any permissions issues by running the following as root after you put the files back (replace newusername with whatever the username for his new account):

Code:
chown -R newusername /home/newusername
chgrp -R newusername /home/newusername
chmod -R 770 /home/newusername
 
  


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