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You must to know what hardware you are using, VGA card. Then you need to check the correct VGA driver was installed, check the /etc/xorg.conf to find out which Device ...
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- 07-01-2010 #21
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Then you need to check the correct VGA driver was installed,
check the /etc/xorg.conf to find out which Device driver name was used and which resolution was used.
If still cannot change the resolution, go to check the log file in /var/log/Xorg.log for errors.
- 07-01-2010 #22
It might be worth trying logging in where you can, outside X. Then become root:Code:
su <root password>Code:
dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Unfortunately forgotten what did it. Vaguely recall it was that I could log in from the login shell but not the bash shell. The solution is not that difficult but have forgotten it.
You might try: Does the X log in screen appear when you reboot the computer, or does it go to the black screen first? If the latter get the kde display manager /etc/init.d/kdm working. Then maybe you'll be logging into KDE, if you are using Gnome it's /etc/init.d/gdm, from a login shell. God knows.
So, in brief, suggest you can log in from a log in shell but not a bash shell.
Edit: Just thought of a way to check this. Log in; thenCode:
su <my username> <my password>Code:
su <my username> <my password>
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