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Old 04-09-2007, 09:40 PM   #16
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Oh, and to find something, use either 'mc' if you have it, or the 'find' function.

Find has many options. CHeck 'man find' for the info page.
*something like*: find /* *gpm*
might work, but no guarantees.. I'll check into it for you.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:41 PM   #17
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Something about my syntax is wrong. Top tells me the PID is 12882, and I only resume that stands for process I.D. When I try kill -12882, it just says invalid signal specification.

I'm going to try some more mousework now. Bbs.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:46 PM   #18
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find: *gpm*: No such file or directory

Back to trying to kill the process for me!
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:48 PM   #19
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try 'kill ps -12882'

Also, I bet FIND did not look any farther than the directory in which you ran it. I can't find GPM either, and I know I have it

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:54 PM   #20
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*cough*

Well, sudo kill ps -12882 does what it's supposed to... it kills the gui and I see the tty for one second, then it takes me to the login screen, where the only visible option is for me to login. But the mouse works at the login screen, :P!

Is there any way to get to a terminal thing from that point?

Edit: Find searched basically the whole computer. so that worked at least! ... but there is no gpm listed anywhere on this computer!! >.<

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:55 PM   #21
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lol Umm.. what now !?
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:58 PM   #22
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!!! Thanks for your help, please let me know if you can think of anything else to do!! >.< I am so so so so so grateful to you!!!
 
Old 04-09-2007, 10:00 PM   #23
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Sure I will but first, tell me what exactly you were trying to do with xorg -configure?
And does your system work ok right now? Like, is it usable?
 
Old 04-09-2007, 10:08 PM   #24
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I'm trying to change some resolution configurations because of my related Firefox problem ( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=357015 )... So yes, my system still operates quite well!... The only hangup is that I don't like not being able to go into xorg config to change things. So there's no rush, but it irritates the heck out of me because it's such an important config file. And also the low res for FF drives me nuts.

The kindness of Linux users never ceases to amaze me. I can only hope to live up to the standards of those who have helped me.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 10:22 PM   #25
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Hmmm..OK, well, as you have now learned, editing the xorg.conf file is best done from WITHIN the graphical environment, rather than with that -config thingy.. You may as well get accustomed to doing the editing yourself, because there is a WHOLE LOT MORE that you can do with X than the -config will do. You just have to edit the file, save it, and restart X for it to take effect.
Use caution-- If you screw it up, you will need a way to fix it; either you will have to edit the file from the command line using nano or mc, OR boot the LiveCD, mount your root partition, and chroot into it to edit the file.
I recommend you download and install mc (Midnight Commander) as it is the most complete, useful, and easy to use console file manipulator I have found. There must be a version for Ubuntu.
Personally, I use 1600x1200, and in Firefox, I have the fonts configured with a minimum allowable size, so NO text can get smaller than xx-amount.
Generally, Firefox displays perfectly well, and the odd time the text is too small somewhere, I just click View --> Text --> Enlarge font, and problem solved.
Carefully config the font sizes in Firefox to your liking, and check the box for "Use my fonts instead of the websites fonts" or whatever it says.
Also, I want to comment, that unless you have a widescreen monitor or some such thing, 1280x960 is somewhat of a weird size. Consider trying out the 'normal' ratios, ie: 1280x1024 and 1152x864 (this is a good compromize between 1280 and 1024).

When I first loaded Ubuntu, it had my display set to such a bizarre size, I was getting staticcy lines on the display, and the resolution was gigantic. It's all good now, but then, I don't have ubuntu installed anymore I just use the LiveCD sometimes.

Finally, if you have multiple resolutions available in the xorg.conf file, you should be able to use CTRL-PLUS and CTRL-MINUS to change resolutions on the fly.
Good luck, and happy Ubuntuing! I'm around a lot, and on Kopete if you get in a jam..

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Old 04-13-2007, 09:27 PM   #26
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As an update, haven't found any way to work this out yet... Am focusing on a slew of other things instead, such as figuring out why VNC doesn't work yet...

Will notify if I find a way to fix Xorg-conf.
 
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Even after a fresh install of the OS, no luck changing the Xorg error.
 
  


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