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    I have removed driver line, the problem remains.

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    why not just run sudo Xorg -configure command and generate the xorg.conf file for your machine, works for me 99% of the time

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    it will create the file in the directory you run the command from, you will then have to copy it into /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    Hi Coopstah13, here's the reaction to your suggestion:

    jan@jan-desktop:~$ sudo Xorg -configure
    [sudo] password for jan:

    Fatal server error:
    Server is already active for display 0
    If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
    and start again.


    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at X.Org Wiki - Home
    for help.

    ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
    jan@jan-desktop:~$

    I went to X Org foundation but have no idea what they are talking about.
    Last edited by Langjan; 08-25-2010 at 05:51 PM. Reason: More info

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    If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
    Do it. .

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    I think you just need to log into console.

    Press ctrl+alt+F1 to open console, login as your user there

    Now we must kill the GDM, issue sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

    Now you should be able to run my command.

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    This shuts down everything so I have to switch off power to get back on screen, then back to square one.

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    what shuts down everything? can you be more specific? Nothing in those commands should shut anything down

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    Well, it is possible with crappy X driver, exactly what savage driver did with Xorg 6.something. After X display driver was unloaded the display state wasn't restored.
    Although, it is also possible stopping gdm leaves you with tty7 (or whatever console your X runs) and you have to switch to a terminal again.

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    The comment "display state was not restored" sums it up well. What happened was that I was left with a completely blank screen. This also replies to question by coopstah13.

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    I do not have Ubuntu so I cannot tell for sure but can't you switch into interactive boot bode by pressing I key?
    Or, boot into CLI by passing init=x option to kernel.

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