View Full Version : [all variants] Screen "out of range", impossible to install any type of *buntu

September 17th, 2009, 08:19 AM
Every time I try to install any kind of *buntu with a normal cd (not textbased install or with compatible graphics mode) I can't get X to start. Whenever I boot the computer the screen dies after the first loading bar with a "Screen out of range" message.

I did install a Kubuntu (8.10) with compatibility graphics mode (or if that's what it's called) but after that when I installed the latest NVidia propietary driver I got the same message again.

I've also tried installing with the alternate CD, but with the same result after updating the driver.

My specs:

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
GPU - NVidia GeForce 7800 GT 256MB
And about 40 GB of empty disk space.

September 17th, 2009, 09:21 AM
you need to press esc key and use the rescue mode-> root shell

type-> X -configure

then edit the new xorg.conf with your screen rate:
nano /root/xorg.conf.new

then copy it:
cat /root/xorg.conf.new > /etc/X11/xorg.conf

type-> reboot

see if it works.