[plug] monitor flashes when booting

Jim Householder nofixed at westnet.com.au
Sat Jun 7 13:13:57 WST 2008

Gavin Chester wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 02:27 +0800, Patrick Coleman wrote:
>>> 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
> Ah, yes my mistake. I was thinking wrongly that if X is dead then all
> the vts would also be unavailable. Sorry. So, everything else I
> suggested stands, but forget the need for live distro to edit the file
> in the first instance.   

I have used Knoppix in the past and have found it picks a reasonably 
good screen resolution.  Try it, and if it works check its xorg.conf to 
see what it picks.


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