hey people, im a linux newbie... i managed to install ubuntu on my hd, but im having some trouble...
the boot process goes well but finally when im the GUI kicks in the output on the monitor is very messed up.. what i see can be described as the log in screen cut into rectangular pieces and then rearranged randomly..
what i do next is press control alt f6 to get to the terminal command line thingy... then i do
/etc/init.d/gdm stop to stop the GUI
if i do dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg i noticed that setting have defaulted back to other values (not using the xenosfb driver)... even after putting in the values if i run
/etc/init.d/gdm start to start the GUI
i still the get same crappy screen... However if i type in
ubuntu boots straight up and works nicely, with a couple of error msgs, but i can see everything perfect... i need one of two things...
1. either make linux run the startx command for booting the gui instead of whatever its doing now (/etc/init.d/gdm start is my guess)
2. make sure im edditing the right conf file and make sure the values are being saved
as i said im a linux noob, im sure/hoping this should be an easy fix... any linux gurus care to help.. thanks!