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    Killed my display - how do I reset the settings?

    Hi, I just changed the refresh rate in the display settings on xubuntu 10.10. The screen went blank. When I restart I get the log in screen and I can use the recovery console - I have tried a few instructions with xrandr to set it to different refresh rates but none of them work - always goes blank when I log in, I have also tried to delete the configuration file with:

    Code:
    sudo rm ~/.config/monitors.xml
    or

    Code:
    sudo rm /home/conal/monitors.xml
    but both of these say "no such file or directory"

    BASICALLY: Is there a way to completely reset the display settings in xubuntu 10.10?

    The display worked out of the box on install - this problem was cause by me idly clicking about - doh!

    I usually post in the apple forums as this is a powerPC eMac, but I don't think this question is specific to the powerPc architecture - or to macs.

    Any help would be much appreciated!!!

    Thanks in advance

    Conal
    A 1Ghz G4 iMac 'Lampy' with MintPPC 9 & OS X 10.5, a 400Mhz Slot loading G3 iMac with Debian Squeeze & OS X 10.4, a 1Ghz eMac with Lubuntu 12.04 and a 233Mhz Tray Loading G3 iMac with Debian Squeeze & OS X 10.4

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    Re: Killed my display - how do I reset the settings?

    Quote Originally Posted by conal View Post
    Hi, I just changed the refresh rate in the display settings on xubuntu 10.10. The screen went blank. When I restart I get the log in screen and I can use the recovery console - I have tried a few instructions with xrandr to set it to different refresh rates but none of them work - always goes blank when I log in, I have also tried to delete the configuration file with:

    Code:
    sudo rm ~/.config/monitors.xml
    or

    Code:
    sudo rm /home/conal/monitors.xml
    but both of these say "no such file or directory"

    BASICALLY: Is there a way to completely reset the display settings in xubuntu 10.10?

    The display worked out of the box on install - this problem was cause by me idly clicking about - doh!

    I usually post in the apple forums as this is a powerPC eMac, but I don't think this question is specific to the powerPc architecture - or to macs.

    Any help would be much appreciated!!!

    Thanks in advance

    Conal
    use Xrandr

    see this...

    http://pihalf.wordpress.com/2009/11/...e-with-xrandr/

    Google for others

    xrandr change refresh rate

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    Re: Killed my display - how do I reset the settings?

    Ooooh, that might work! I'll get back to you shortly (no laptop or printer so gonna have to write this down and go to broken box!).
    A 1Ghz G4 iMac 'Lampy' with MintPPC 9 & OS X 10.5, a 400Mhz Slot loading G3 iMac with Debian Squeeze & OS X 10.4, a 1Ghz eMac with Lubuntu 12.04 and a 233Mhz Tray Loading G3 iMac with Debian Squeeze & OS X 10.4

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    Re: Killed my display - how do I reset the settings?

    Well that definitely restarted the display while I was using recovery mode, but still when log in the screen goes blank - I think this must be something user specific?!
    A 1Ghz G4 iMac 'Lampy' with MintPPC 9 & OS X 10.5, a 400Mhz Slot loading G3 iMac with Debian Squeeze & OS X 10.4, a 1Ghz eMac with Lubuntu 12.04 and a 233Mhz Tray Loading G3 iMac with Debian Squeeze & OS X 10.4

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