Posted by MAFolffen:
That nudge? If you re-installed the drivers... Try to start a graphical X-session.
sudo service gdm start
If nothing happens...
sudo service gdm stop
Will kill that process
.MAFolffen > Como Estar? That's if you are not a or from South Africa(n).
Also- If nothing, renaming xorg.conf will get you back to ___ without using the driver. Also if nothing, post the /etc/X11/xorg.conf and the ~/.xsession-errors file
WoW!! We seem at last, to be on the same channel; except that it was mdwpm who asked for a nudge, however it was lucky, because I had no idea that hwinfo was not returning any data. In my case, not even the big red warning notice. That is, it was not doing so this morning; just the usual hal error message of hwinfo.
temp data from 11.04. 03/06/11 07.50
root@alan-MS-r7318:~# sudo hwinfo --framebuffer
hal>: error message:....
was running OK. Tonight, after a very nasty Crash, ( I think in Firefox) I shut everything down and did the Medion finger-hold on the power button, for a minute, and left it off for 2 hours. When I rebooted after reading Your Post, I tried it again:03/06/11 23.50data from 11.04though sudo was running OK. Tonight, after a very nasty Crash, ( I think in Firefox) I shut everything down and did the Medion finger-hold on the power button, for a minute, and left it off for 2 hours. When I rebooted after reading Your Post, I tried it again:
sudo hwinfo --monitor
03/06/11 23.50....data from 11.04
I am not going to guess.
root@alan-MS-7318:~# hwinfo --framebuffer
> hal.i: Error messages: ......
02: None 00.0: 11001 VESA Framebuffer
[Created at bios.464]
Unique ID: rdCR.GzKE7w1g_o8
Hardware Class: framebuffer
Model: "NVIDIA G73 Board - p489h0 "
Vendor: "NVIDIA Corporation"
Device: "G73 Board - p489h0 "
Revision: "Chip Rev"
Memory Size: 256 MB
Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xcfffffff (rw)
Mode 0x0300: 640x400 (+640), 8 bits
Mode 0x0301: 640x480 (+640), 8 bits
Mode 0x0303: 800x600 (+800), 8 bits
Mode 0x0305: 1024x768 (+1024), 8 bits
Mode 0x0307: 1280x1024 (+1280), 8 bits
Mode 0x030e: 320x200 (+640), 16 bits
Mode 0x030f: 320x200 (+1280), 24 bits
Mode 0x0311: 640x480 (+1280), 16 bits
Mode 0x0312: 640x480 (+2560), 24 bits
Mode 0x0314: 800x600 (+1600), 16 bits
Mode 0x0315: 800x600 (+3200), 24 bits
Mode 0x0317: 1024x768 (+2048), 16 bits
Mode 0x0318: 1024x768 (+4096), 24 bits
Mode 0x031a: 1280x1024 (+2560), 16 bits
Mode 0x031b: 1280x1024 (+5120), 24 bits
Mode 0x0330: 320x200 (+320), 8 bits
Mode 0x0331: 320x400 (+320), 8 bits
Mode 0x0332: 320x400 (+640), 16 bits
Mode 0x0333: 320x400 (+1280), 24 bits
Mode 0x0334: 320x240 (+320), 8 bits
Mode 0x0335: 320x240 (+640), 16 bits
Mode 0x0336: 320x240 (+1280), 24 bits
Mode 0x033d: 640x400 (+1280), 16 bits
Mode 0x033e: 640x400 (+2560), 24 bits
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
I had been doing more or less what you suggested, except I did it both from installed 11.04, and from the installed 10.04, not the LiveCD I have, which is very old.
from installed 11.04 sudo service gdm start worked fine, after a lot of demands for my password. It booted into a full Ubuntu graphics screen, and even auto-connected both my WiFi Network Adapters imediately, without having to wait. ( More about that below.) The only thing is I cant say whether it is the Ubuntu or my default Ubuntu Classic Screen, everything seems to be set-up as I had it, except that the Workspace Launcher Icon was in the right-hand corner of the bottom Panel, instead of in my self-configured left-hand LaunchPad.
when I checked /etc/default/grub, I found that both CMD lines had 'vga=795' in them. When I removed it from the first, long CMDline and added ' --verbose text', re-booted, editing that line in the grub menu, the two entries were still there, without running update-grub. Booting from e/Ctrl+x, I got a lot of lines of text about hwclock and ureadahead changing states, and and then the following:
(on RH side) [fail] (in red, Strangely, the second ERROR line sometimes shows: ''Invalid device.'')
[xxxxxxx(along number)] rt2500usb-init_eeprom: ERROR -Invalid RTchipset detected.(on RH side) [ OK ]
[xxxxxxx(along number)] phy0 -> rt2x00 lib_dev: ERROR -failed to allocate device.
Ubuntu 11.04 alan-MS-7318 tty ( note, tty not tty1, as I got with 10.04)
which I got with 10,04)
Ubuntu 11.04 alan-MS-7318 tty
Password:#########[/CODE]#Doing the same from installed 10.04 with 'quiet splash' deleted, and '--verbose text'&'vga-795' added, gave several screens of text, displayed in low resolution, too fast to read; it then re-booted (I think; there was a Monitor Box showing "No Input Signal") between two Blank Black screens, and booted to another Black screen showing several lines of text in HiRes with two '[ OK ]' entries on the right, ending with a login prompt.
I hit return and it showed:
Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS alan-desktop tty1, and another prompt. (Of course, I should have entered 'alan')
To maintain the suspension; I was writing this up on the communal Dell, when, about two minutes later, without my intervention, the 10.04 shut down without my seeing any warning. Unfortunatly, I had not got round to copying the lines, so I had to start again. What the lines were, is: ( I have not got to that bit yet, because this time I left the 'splash' in, and left the 'vga=795' off.) From the multiple text lines, after a short pause, without needing to enter '
sudo service gdm start
password, it booted to the normal 10.04 Ubuntu magenta screen with the Logo and five dots, all red. After 30 secods or so, it booted to the full Ubuntu screen.There was a brief flash of a black screen, with the lines at the top.
WoW!! WoW!!! We seem at last, to be on the same channel and getting somewhere.
So... I put the 'vga=795' back in and left off the 'splash' to get the details of the lines. I just needed to do it again to get the actual text.
But from there things got about hopeless, nothing seemed to work as I expected: crashes and loss of data and text.
But that will have to wait, I am making silly mistakes and can hardly keep, my eyes open.
I had Posted both the /etc/X11/xorg.conf and the ~/.xsession-errors files, but I made new ones as things seemed to have changed a lot. Sorry but they got lost in the crashes, I'll have to do them again. Back with the rest of the sordid details tomorrow.
Sorry if the formating leaves something to be desired. Alan, Bogan 02:06Hrs GMT