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Old 08-02-2009, 02:00 PM   #1
butchern
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Lost graphics in Ubuntu 9.04


After installing a graphics accelerator and rebooting lost graphics completely; however when rebooting under 8.10 had graphics but mouse not working.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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please can you supply more information

which graphics driver have you installed?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:43 AM   #3
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Unfortunately I cannot remember; is there any way of reverting to the default
 
Old 08-03-2009, 02:33 AM   #4
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Do you know what graphics card you have? If not type lshw at a terminal. It's hard to offer any advice if virtually no information from you. It's a bit like calling the doctor and telling her, "I don't feel well". Get it?
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:45 AM   #5
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Point taken

After typing lshw the following is reported

Description: Host Bridge
Product: CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
Vendor: VIA Technologies

Regards,
neb
 
Old 08-03-2009, 12:53 PM   #6
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Sorry, that's not it. Do you have an entry under "Display"? Mine looks like this:
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*-display:0
description: VGA compatible controller
product: RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:27 PM   #7
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Have rerun and get although I get pci:3 to 5 and physical id's 103 to 105, the last one being

*-: pci:5
Description: Host Bridge
Product: CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
Vendor: VIA Technologies
Physical id : 105

neb
 
Old 08-03-2009, 02:05 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by butchern View Post
Have rerun and get although I get pci:3 to 5 and physical id's 103 to 105, the last one being

*-: pci:5
Description: Host Bridge
Product: CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
Vendor: VIA Technologies
Physical id : 105

neb
scroll up the list and you should see something like

*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: R700 [Radeon HD 4870 X2]
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0 module=fglrx
 
Old 08-03-2009, 02:12 PM   #9
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Unable to scroll as I could not open terminal. Executed command in maain window
 
Old 08-04-2009, 12:33 AM   #10
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You should be able to scroll up with the pgup key or shitft-pgup.
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:38 AM   #11
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Alternatively, use `lshw > foo` to redirect the output to a file called 'foo', and then page through it with less.
 
Old 08-04-2009, 12:02 PM   #12
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Managed to scroll up using the shitft-pgup keys and found no instance of *-display at all.
 
Old 08-04-2009, 12:46 PM   #13
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Maybe your graphics card has packed it in? Have you tried running a live CD like knoppix for example, just to see if it can tell you what card you have? If you do that, what the bootup messages from knoppix like a hawk. They're worth their weight in gold. You should see what graphics card (if any) it finds.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-05-2009, 01:41 AM   #14
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Unable to download Knoppix, but have a copy of puppy linux; will this work.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 01:51 AM   #15
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Actually, you might want to try this command. With luck, it will auto-configure itself and set everything back to the original, installation default:

Quote:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
  


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