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Old 10-07-2009, 05:29 AM   #1
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Exclamation Removing OpenGL packages that seem to have corrumped my display drivers

I downloaded Googleearth to my ubuntu 9,04/64 installation. When i started Ge i only got an flickering image on the screen.
I then tried to install some opengl-driver packages to correct the problem. It didnt seem to make any difference, but on the next reboot I'v lost connection with my display.
4GB ram
3GHz DualCore
Acer Wide screen running 1920x1080
and an old Ati X800 graphics-card

It's probably no hardware problem, since the computer is booting nice into the other installations.
Old 10-07-2009, 11:39 AM   #2
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You may need to just reconfigure X and start the config again. Use the terminal directly (ctrl+alt+f1 most likely), then login and run the following:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop (or kdm stop if you are using kubuntu)
sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Choose either VESA or ATI driver - VESA will be the lowest common denominator. It should always work - and ATI will give you the default open source ATI driver.


It's pretty straightforward to reconfigure X - most likely one of the packages that you installed just conflicted with something.


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