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Old 03-31-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Garbled Login Screen with new Zenwalk 7 Install

Hello Everyone,

I've been using Ubuntu for a number of years, though I'm a bit tired of it and find that as my computer gets older I'm in need of a more nimble distribution in order to maintain speed and usability. I downloaded and installed ZenWalk 7 the other day and the process proceeded smoothly all the way to the login screen, where I am presented with a garbled and unreadable display.

I tried to follow ZenWalk's manual and went to the terminal to use the "videoconfig" and "xorgconfig" commands as suggested here <> but to no avail (it says the "xorgconfig" command doesn't even exist).

I ran the 6.4 live cd without any problems at all... can anyone help me out with this? I have a Lenovo Z60m with a 915GM Express chipset with GMA900 integrated graphics.

Thanks a lot.
Old 03-31-2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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try to boot with i915.modeset=1 boot option.


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