View Full Version : [ubuntu] quick new question about screen problem in 10.04

August 22nd, 2010, 02:46 AM
I posted here earlier about problems i was having after upgrading to 10.04 with my screen fading away to a white haze after logging in.

After several attempts to rectify this, with the help of some very kind members here, I finally decided just to try running 10.04 from a usb stick to see how I like it. My surprise was when I went to my settings to enlarge the fonts etc (they were VERY small!). I tried changing my monitor settings (just for fun) from 1920x1200 (16:10) to 1440x900 (16:10) (because for some reason I believe that was the setting I was using before in 9.04. Imagine my surprise when once again my screen faded away to a familiar white haze!!

I also tried the setting at 1600x1200 (4:3). The same fade to white happened.

So, I think my original screen setting in Ubuntu 9.04 was carried over to 10.04 hence the fading out screen once I log in.

My question is...... is there anyway to change the monitor setting to 1920x1200 (16:10) from the bash shell or something, so that when my computer boots up and I login, then perhaps it will solve the fade to white problem?

any help doing this would, as always, be so gratefully appreciated! :)

Elmer Fudd
August 22nd, 2010, 05:55 AM
PLease post your hardware

August 22nd, 2010, 01:27 PM
Hi there: it's a Dell Inspiron 6000. I had been running 9.04 and upgraded to 10.04. After I login with my username and password, the screen gradually fades away until I'm left with a smokey white screen. I had posted earlier about it and tried a couple of suggestions.


Elmer Fudd
August 22nd, 2010, 04:18 PM
GMA 900 graphics, or ATI Mobility Radeon X300?

Can you boot windows or another Linux distro and not expirience the same problems?

Tried booting with no acpi options?

August 27th, 2010, 03:32 AM
Hi - sorry for the delay - Big PC probs.

I can run ubuntu 10 from a usb stick with no problems. The screen works great - unless I change it as noted above.