I cant get 32 bit display i use intel 82845G graphics controller , I had to install ubuntu in safe graphics mode and Xorg.conf file does not have any entries

Asked by kamal

I have installed Ubuntu 8-10 latest version on my system . Couple of times installation is successful but fails at login screen
(as a matter of fact nothing appears ) . So I have tried installation again in safe_graphics mode , then it worked .But the problem is my graphics are not wokring at full resolution (1280 x 1024 but the refress rate is set to 0 ) and monitor says unknown. and the contents of the Xorg.conf file is :

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Device"
 Identifier "Configured Video Device"
 Driver "vesa"

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Configured Monitor"

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

My motherboard uses Intel 82845G graphics controller

My ram shared memory is set to 8MB

Any resolution is welcome
thanks in advance

looking forward to use Ubuntu forever
Kamal K Ganti

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Ariel Cabral (acabral1961) said :

May this can solve your problem:
Hope this help, let me know.

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Best Enrico Nicoletto (liverig) said :

Ubuntu have a bug with the following video cards: i830MG, i845, and i945GM.
Perhaps the problem can be it.

Or you can try this tip found in: https://bugs.launchpad.net/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/259385

boot watching for when X windows initiated, quick do a couple
Ctr+Alt+F1 for command line, then
sudo apt-get remove compiz
sudo apt-get remove compiz-core
Ctrl+Alt+F7 to continue.

On install, check to see if it failed. It did. Boot in rescue mode
select root command line
sudo apt-get remove comp;iz
sudo apt-get remove compiz-core
then boots to Gnome desktop. After removal, then the install just normally boots to desktop O.K.

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kamal (kkganti) said :

The problem still persists.

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Ariel Cabral (acabral1961) said :

Ok. there is an issue with your video card model and Ubuntu 8.10, but there is a solution to your problem:
Start in "Recovery mode" and at the blue screen choose Root to enter as superuser.
Then, you need a Internet connection, at the console type:
and press <Enter>
After that, you must type:
 apt-get upgrade
and press <Enter>
when the command finish the upgrade, restart the system typing:
 reboot -n
And let the system start as normal.
Hope this helps, let me know if you don't have an Internet connection or what happened when you did it.

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kamal (kkganti) said :

I tried all above solutions but did not work
I have even redid everything from installation

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kamal (kkganti) said :

I think you can forget about this issue

I thank Ariel Cabral , Enrico Nicoletto for all the help you tried to give me with ubuntu issue
However your same suggestions worked well with Kubuntu , and i am able to enjoy amazing graphics . For now i will stick to Kubuntu and see how it works for me

I will be posting if i find any problems with ubuntu or kubuntu
so as far as i am concerned this issue is closed for me

Thanks a lot friends
Kamal K Ganti

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kamal (kkganti) said :

Thanks Enrico Nicoletto, that solved my question.

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kamal (kkganti) said :

Its the sugesstions of both helped me