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Old 04-09-2009, 03:29 PM   #1
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Question screen goes to sleep(resolution problem) at boot intrepid

Hey everybody. Here's one I've installed intrepid a couple of times using wubi, and had to uninstall because of resolution issues with nvidia drivers. now I installed the same way it worked for awhile I downloaded some packages and stuff to try and now same thing. I can't get to safemode it does'nt even give me that option just repair broken packages and boot to code line. so I don't know what code to put in to get it to do this (safemode)also when repair broken package always same one and same junk with screen then it goes to sleep. I'm thinking fresh install and see what happens. if she goes I can get the drivers

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Old 04-10-2009, 08:57 AM   #2
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Hum, your problem description is somewhat confusing.

If I've correctly understood your post you're saying that, when you boot, you're presented with a "Login" prompt instead of the "usual" boot options, even when you boot using the "Recovery" option from the GRUB boot menu.

If so, you want to know how to proceed from the command line. So, here's a few "command line" suggestions for you:

First, log in by entering your user name (usually your first name in lower case) at the "Login" prompt and, after you press "Enter," entering your password after the next prompt.

Next you need to connect you computer to the Internet. Do this by entering the command sudo dhclient.

Now you can try to fix your system using the aptitude or apt-get commands. I'd try the apt-get first, like this:
$ sudo apt-get check
$ sudo apt-get -f update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
If you choose to use aptitude instead, you access the menu by typing a <ctrl>-t, and there is a built-in "help" function.

After you get things cleaned up, use the command startx to start a GUI session.

Oh, re your nVidia problem: Did you enable the restricted repositories and install the nvidia dkpg? The one I'm using (180.44) works quite well on this laptop with an embeded nVidia GPU.
Old 04-10-2009, 10:16 AM   #3
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hi and thanks "pt", i tried sending a post on the spy like a conversation i don't know if you got it ? anyway i'm logging off for now to try and fix my problem. thanks again for info i'll let you know what happens


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