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Hey Everyone, The other with the help of another member i got ubuntu to work by editing my xorg.conf file, I believe its called. Now im trying to activate the ...
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    Activating video card


    Hey Everyone,

    The other with the help of another member i got ubuntu to work by editing my xorg.conf file, I believe its called. Now im trying to activate the driver for my video card but it tells me i cant because the xorg.conf file is not valid. What should i do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan731 View Post
    What should i do?
    Could you post the your xorg.conf, please?

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    This is what the file says minus the comments,

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Card"
    Driver "vesa"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    Option "UseFBDev" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

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    Can you post the exact error message that you get?

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    Reconfiguring X.org video drivers is not possible: /etc/X11/xorg.conf is invalid.

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    try the following command:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

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    Also, what graphics card have you got?

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    but if i do that will it bring back the xorg file to what it was originally? the reason I changed it is because it stopped the screen from showing anything

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    So try to backup your existing xorg.conf

    cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

    You'll be able to come back to it.
    Can you change any parametres while reconfiguring X?

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    ok so i followed what you said. Then i went back to drivers and when i tried to activate it says:

    SystemError: Failed to lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock

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