[plug] monitor flashes when booting

Patrick Coleman blinken at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 02:27:55 WST 2008

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 11:17 PM, Gavin Chester <gavin.chester at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 20:49 +0800, Peter Taekema wrote:
>> Your 'screen' settings are probably trying to run the monitor out of
>> range, so change the Modes to something sane for a 15" monitor
>> (1024x768
>> or even 800x600)[...]Once you have X up, you can fine tune with
>> the X configuration tool.
> Yes, you are overdriving the smaller monitor - probably too much colour
> depth and screen resolution.  Peter's suggestion is a good start, but
> not if you can't see anything to edit the file!! :-) So, let's assume
> that you haven't tried this manual way yet because you can't see
> anything on the monitor. You need to boot the server with a live distro
> of choice to mount and edit your files.

You may not have to even do this. If the problem is that X is
overdriving your monitor, switch to a virtual console by pressing
Ctrl-Alt-F1 (Ctrl-Windows key-F1 on some keyboards) a few times. This
will let you login on the console, edit your file and reboot to fire
up X again.


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