I installed 10.04--it ran ok in low res--I attempted to go to a higher resolution--now it boots but I get this high res screen that covers the whole screen--I cant figure how to get to a command line to access bash.I wanted to reconfure xserver to solve my problem any help appreciated thanks

Asked by larryk335 on 2010-07-21

I installed 10.04--when I booted it would work ok in low resolution. everything worked great. Later I rebooted to a high resolution screen. now all I get on the whole screen are a bunch of lines. I have attempted everything I can think of to get to a bash shell. I have tried looking at grub to see if there was anything I coulod do there but it is beyond me. I tried to rescue the system using the install cd but all I get are all those lines with no top or bottom bars. Also when I do get a non graphic screen it goes back to the lined screen so fast that I dont have anytime to read anything. I sure hope this makes some kind of sence to someone. thanks for any help

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2010-07-21
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2010-10-23
delance (olivier-delance) said : #1

Go on a graphical session, and then type Ctrl+Alt+F1.
You will go on a terminal session on which you can edit file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Else on Grub menu, try line with "Recovery".

windjammer (standring31) said : #2

i have just installed the latest ubuntu on my eee pc laptop the screen resolution is to big and it dont have a higher res i can use but on windows xp it did..any help please

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