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Thread: After upgrade to 11.10 cannot detect monitor configuration and tiny fonts

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    After upgrade to 11.10 cannot detect monitor configuration and tiny fonts

    After upgrading 32 bit 11.04 to 11.10 I had 2 issues.

    The first was a long list of unreadable lines headed by "Cannot detect monitor configuration".

    The second was windows contents all showed the same blank icons for everything and the icon label fonts were tiny and ugly.

    How to fix both issues with one change:

    GUI instructions:
    Open your home directory
    press ctrl H to show hidden files and folders
    navigate to the .config folder
    find the file monitors.xml and rename it monitors.xml.bad

    log off and back on

    Command line instructions:
    First make a backup of the original file:
    Code:
    cp ~/.config/monitors.xml monitors.xml.bad
    Then delete the original:
    Code:
    rm ~/.config/monitors.xml
    Log off and back on.

    After a while you can just delete the monitors.xml.bad file if there are no other issues.
    Using Ubuntu since Warty Warthog (4.10)
    32 bit 5.04>5.10>6.06>6.10>7.04>7.10>8.04>8.10>9.04>9.10
    64 bit 9.10 upgraded to 10.04>10.10>11.04>11.10>12.04>14.04

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    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: After upgrade to 11.10 cannot detect monitor configuration and tiny fonts

    Thanks! This worked for me in 12.04

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