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    [SOLVED] Login screen problem

    Well, my first issue is my login screen. I do not know how to resize it. Right now it is so large I cannot see the area where I need to login. How do I improve the resolution?

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    Re: Login screen problem

    Update.....
    I noticed this particular problem AFTER I started using the restricted driver for my graphic card. I'm kinda hesitant about switching back.....

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    Re: Login screen problem

    I'm having the same problem--I've just been typing in my login info without being able to see any of the boxes--I changed the resolution once I logged in, but that didn't impact the login screen.

    I'm working on getting my internet back, first..

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    Re: Login screen problem

    same problem here. I've wondered if changing something in my xorg.conf would help, but I am still too green to know what to change. Here are the portions where I think something might need to be changed:
    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    	Vendorname	"Sony"
    	Modelname	"Sony SDM-HS73"
    	Horizsync	28.0-65.0
    	Vertrefresh	48.0-65.0
      modeline  "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
      modeline  "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
      modeline  "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1400x1050@60" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
    	Gamma	1.0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Defaultdepth	24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth	24
    		Virtual	1400	1050
    		Modes		"800x600@60"	"1024x768@60"	"800x600@56"	"1280x960@60"	"640x480@60"	"1280x1024@60"	"1400x1050@60"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    My screen resolution once I log in is 1024x768

    Thanks for any help!

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    Re: Login screen problem

    I am considering erasing every resolution size above the resolution size that I am using, but I am worried that their might be side effects that might be hard to correct.

    Is that the right thing to do?

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    Re: Login screen problem

    Quote Originally Posted by theophiles View Post
    I am considering erasing every resolution size above the resolution size that I am using, but I am worried that their might be side effects that might be hard to correct.

    Is that the right thing to do?
    I thought about that but don't want to mess with those settings. I did remove the restricted driver but that didn't change anything.

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    Re: Login screen problem

    Try commenting out: #Virtual 1400 1050

    In Modes add only the mode you want (or blank). Then try one at a time after its working.

    Uncomment if you wish afterwards: Virtual 1400 1050

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    Re: Login screen problem

    install the startup manager - its in the repos

    or

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install startup-manager
    this allows you to change your startup configuration.

    PC

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    Re: Login screen problem

    Thanks for the idea, unfortunately it didn't work so far, but maybe with some help we can still figure this out.

    First, to get startup manager you actually need to type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install startupmanager
    there is no hyphen. Or, in all honesty I found it in synaptic when typing it with the hyphen didn't work. Then I tried to run it, but it said I needed to be root. So, I became root and ran it. The program ran, and I chose my new screen resolution, but nothing changed. I think that the reason nothing changed is that "splashy" was "not detected" here is the complete readout from the startup manager open to close:
    Code:
    Grub2 not detected
    Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
    Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
    Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
    Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-rt
    Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic
    Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-15-generic
    Found kernel: /memtest86+.bin
    Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done
    
    Grub Legacy detected
    Usplash detected
    Splashy not detected
    /usr/share/startupmanager/gtk_frontend.py:193: GtkWarning: gtk_window_realize_icon: assertion `info->icon_pixmap == NULL' failed
      self.main_window.show()
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-rt
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-15-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-14-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-10-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-8-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-7-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-5-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-5-386
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
    Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
    Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
    Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
    Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-rt
    Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic
    Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-15-generic
    Found kernel: /memtest86+.bin
    Replacing config file /var/run/grub/menu.lst with new version
    Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done

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    Re: Login screen problem

    There is a Launchpad Bug report on this issue.#214704

    Two users resolved the issue by applying all the latest updates to their Hardy install and then running
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    I have not yet been able to try this as my Hardy machine is at home but I'll try it this week and let you know.

    This is assuming you have an Nvidia graphics card.

    Cheers!

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